Wildlife Explorer

  • Identify three of each of the following: common wild birds, common butterflies, wild mammals.
  • Make a feeding station. This could be for hedgehogs, insects, birds, frogs or other creatures that aren't pets. With permission, put it up in a suitable place.
  • With an adult you know, find a pond or stream and study what lives there. Look for insects, fish, amphibians and plants. Make a record of any signs of pollution.
  • Visit a nature reserve or Country Park. Draw pictures or take photographs of at least four different types of trees. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Label them with the names of the trees.


Wildlife Explorer Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo with focus on wildlife found here

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Feeding station making and placing around the Zoo

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Pond dipping and identification

14:30 – Nature trail and identification of common wildlife

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.