Secondary schools programme London
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
Key Stage 3/4
Investigate Animal Groups (KS3 only)
This investigative session introduces the science of classification. Explore animal objects and live animals to discover similarities and differences between the animal groups.
How do animals cope with extreme temperatures or defend themselves from predators? Discover some weird and wonderful adaptations as your class investigates the physical and behavioural features that help animals survive.
What Zoos Do
What do zoos really do, and why? Find out what’s happening behind the scenes, from breeding endangered species to caring for a huge variety of animals.
Wildlife Under Threat
Delve into the shady world of wildlife crime as we use real Customs seizures to reveal the devastating impact of hunting on animal populations, and find out how ZSL is helping.
Climate Change & Animals
Does climate change only matter to polar bears? This interactive session explores how our changing climate affects people and animals around the world, and gets pupils involved in taking action.
Real Zoo Research (KS4 only)
Students will hone their scientific skills by conducting research at the zoo. Discover how science works by observing and recording a range of animal behaviours and see how this data can be used for conservation
Sessions last 35-45 minutes and are designed for a maximum of 35 pupils
There’s lots to see indoors or undercover, especially in the tropical Butterfly Paradise, Gorilla Kingdom, the Rainforest Lookout, the Blackburn Pavillion bird house and B.U.G.S!.