• Make an emergency shelter and explain what needs to be considered when selecting a site for it.
  • Demonstrate one way of collecting water.
  • Pack a bag for a day trip to an area unknown to you. This may be an urban or rural location.
  • Recognise three edible and three non-edible plants (you may use pictures). Explain how you could use the edible plants in a menu.


Survival Day Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Set up camp, fire lighting competition

12:00 – Emergency shelter site decision and shelter making

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Main fire lighting

13:45 – Water collecting methods, pH testing of water and what it means

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.