Survival Skills Activity Badge

  • Demonstrate different techniques to light a fire.
  • Show how to build several different types of fire.
  • Learn to identify and source local, edible plants and fruit and the risks involved in eating those incorrectly identified.
  • Make an item of equipment that will be of use to you on a survival exercise.
  • Demonstrate methods of filtering and purifying water.


Survival Skills Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Set up camp, main lighting competition

11:45 – Fire lighting competition

12:00 – Water collection methods and pH testing

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Buddy burner making

14:00 – Edible and non-edible plant workshop

14:30 – Nettle tea making/marshmallow toasting

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.