Self-led Educational Resource

This resource is a self-led trail for school groups to complete as they explore Bristol Zoo. It is designed for years 5, 6 and 7. It may also be suitable for homeschools and other educational groups.

We recommend that teachers use a familiarisation visit to have a go at the trail before bringing a group - please mention when booking.

To take part, please read the information below, download the PDF and book your school visit to Bristol Zoo.

Rainforest Explorers

Your group members become rainforest explorers, travelling to different rainforests of the world to complete a research task in each layer of the rainforest. As you complete the tasks, you will decode symbols that reveal a hidden message.

The four tasks can be completed in any order. At each location, a ‘Rainforest Explorers’ board will give you all the information you need to complete the task, plus the answers to some extension questions.

At the fifth and final board, complete a bonus challenge and then use the decoded symbols to solve the secret message… 

Trail resources

As this is a new resource, we are keen to hear your feedback. Please let us know what you thought by emailing education@bristolzoo.org.uk – thank you!

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