Bristol Zoo brings learning to life through our unique range of education sessions. Delivered by our dynamic and highly skilled education team, we strive to offer a hands-on learning experience for all ages and abilities.

Linked to a range of curriculums and programmes of study, our sessions deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts (skulls, skins, and stuffed specimens) and multimedia.

If you would like to know more or would like to book a session, please call 0117 4285 300 or email edubookings@bristolzoo.org.uk.

Sessions:

Habitats

Subjects covered:

  • Basic needs of animals for survival and how animals are suited to their habitats
  • Characteristics of two contrasting habitat types – you may choose from rainforest, polar, desert, coral reef and native woodland
  • Microhabitats and protection of habitats

Rainforest experience

The group enters a rainforest clearing to the sounds of the jungle

Subjects covered:

  • Features of rainforests, including weather and locations
  • How animals are suited to the rainforest habitat
  • Human use of rainforests and protecting rainforests

Minibeasts sense and defenses 

Subjects covered:

  •  The five senses, their associated body parts and super senses 
  •  Reasons for senses and defenses
  • Various methods of defense

African Experience

(Easter to October half-term)

The group goes on safari to the African savannah and enters a camouflaged tent through which they hear the calls of the animals outside.

Subjects covered:

  • Features of the African grasslands habitat, including weather and locations
  • How animals are suited to the grasslands habitat
  • Tourism, souvenirs and protecting the savannah environment.

Variety of life

Subjects covered:

  • How living things can be grouped by their similarities
  • The differences between invertebrates and vertebrates
  • The five classes of vertebrates 

 

Download a PDF of our KS1 education sessions here.



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To find out more, please call 0117 4285 300 or email edubookings@bristolzoo.org.uk.

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