Post–16 studies at ZSL London Zoo
The London Zoo education programme can extend and enhance Post-16 studies in school, college or university.
We aim to enthuse and inspire students by giving them a stimulating, alternative learning experience.
EDEXCEL Visit Report (Autumn and Spring terms only)
This full day of study explores the practical application of science within the Zoological Society of London and includes observation time in the Zoo. For up to 60 pupils.
Zoos and Conservation
Using case studies from ZSL, this session helps students to understand how zoos work to conserve endangered species; from captive breeding and reintroduction programmes, to science and education.
Phobias (Autumn and Spring terms only) AS and A2 students only
Guest speaker John Clifford, a clinical hypnotherapist, talks about phobia triggers and responses. Students will experience a graduated exposure to an animal that causes a phobic response and see a hypnosis therapy demonstration.
Animal Learning & Intelligence
Find out how animals learn new behaviours, and how we use the science behind animal intelligence to benefit animal welfare in the zoo.
Zoo Genetics and Breeding
Understand why genetic management is crucial for breeding healthy populations and for reintroducing endangered species back to the wild. This session investigates how captive breeding programmes work with real case studies as examples.
Sessions last 45-55 minutes and most are designed for a maximum of 30 pupils
There’s lots to see indoors or undercover, especially in the tropical Butterfly Paradise, Gorilla Kingdom, the Clore Rainforest Lookout, the Blackburn Pavillion bird house and B.U.G.S!