Secondary Education Workshops

Animal Behaviour

In this workshop we will look closely at the different ways animals communicate, the difference between instinctive and learnt behaviour. The students will carry out and analyse an ethogram on one of our big carnivores.

Role of the Modern Zoo

What do zoos really do and why? Find out what happens behind the scenes and how we care for over 250 animals.

Animal Training

Why do we train our animals? This short workshop highlights the benefits of training animals for health checks and shows a behind the scenes training session with our tigers or bears.

Careers in Zoos

This workshop highlights the career options available to young adults wanting to enter the animal care or Zoo industry itself. The will be time for questions and answers from students at the end of the session from industry experts at the Zoo.

The Zoo as a business

A spin off from our award winning enterprise challenge, this challenge asks students to produce a business plan for one improvement or new attraction that they would make to the Zoo. Students will have to be sure of their plans though as they will be pitching them to senior zoo staff in a dragons den style finale.

Animal Adaptations

A hands on session into how animals cope with extreme conditions and defend themselves from predators. Experience some of the amazing adaptations that our animals possess through evolution to help them survive.


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