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RZSS Education

Home Educators


 

Red Panda

Discover our new learning packages and mix and match virtual sessions that, combined with a self-led visit, create the perfect blend of learning for your group.

Once you’ve chosen your combination, if you have a self-led visit and a virtual tour, you’ll get £1 off per child!

You can also book your self-led visit anytime during the year and for any date until July 2021.

After booking, you’ll receive a link to tailor-made, interactive resources that you can use with your class before and after your sessions and visit.

This blended learning approach is designed to enable you to book a series of sessions and workshops, a visit, and access resources for each topic in the classroom, layering the learning up throughout the year.

Discover wildlife and conservation virtually with us, and on-site via a range of technology and have your own assigned education officer to maximise your group’s learning and engagement. Your assigned team member will be able to follow your learning journey throughout your mix and match activities, provide feedback on work and ensure all your learner's needs are fully met.

How do I explore what's on offer and book?

 

Step 1 - Choose your tour

Let us know the best platform to reach you on for your virtual experiences! We can use Zoom, Google Meet or Skype for Business, but if you're using something else, send us an invite when your session has been confirmed.

Virtual Tours:

  • Age range - nursery, primary, secondary
  • Location - Online
  • Length - 20 - 50 minutes
  • Price - £40 per class (up to 33 children)

Available tours to choose from:

  • Story Time at the Zoo
    Age Suitability: Nursery
    Length: 20 minutes
    Session Description:
    "Lost in the Zoo" - an animal themed story

  • Endangered Animals
    Age Suitability: P1 - P7
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Explore the biggest issues affecting wildlife and habitats across the world through a virtual tour. Your group will also have the opportunity to explore our unique resources before, during and after your time with us to make connections and secure their understanding of the threats faced by animals

  • Polar Explorers
    Age Suitability: P1 - P7
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Combine social studies and science to become Polar Explorers! This virtual tour provides your group with the unique opportunity to see both our penguins and polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo.

  • Cycle of Life
    Age Suitability: P5 - P7
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Join us for an introduction to reproduction, growth and development. Children will find out about the changes that take place in animals as they develop sexual maturity.

  • Outdoor Gaelic Beginners
    Age Suitability: P5 - S6
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    An introduction to colours in Gaelic using our zoo animals and the space around you.

  • Outdoor Gaelic Minibeasts
    Age Suitability: P5 - S6
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    This interactive session will help pupils to identify minibeasts, using some of our zoo minibeasts as examples, while also developing their skills in asking and answering questions in Gaelic. 
  • Animal Behaviour
    Age Suitability: S1 - S6
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Using a unique blended learning approach, your group can gain access to a live virtual tour and our animal behaviour online hub to examine the complex structures and communications of primate families and other species. Learners will carry out their own behavioural studies by observing and recording data on our animals.

  • Evolution & Adaptations
    Age Suitability: S1 - S6
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Using real-world examples of animals at the zoo and park, your group will develop their understanding of mutations, natural selection, speciation and physical, physiological and behavioural adaptations.

  • Biodiversity
    Age Suitability: S1 - S6
    Length: 1 hour
    Session Description:
    Develop your group's understanding of genetic, species and ecosystem biodiversity by focusing on our incredible cat species during a virtual tour. Learn about threats to biodiversity and the distribution of organisms and ecosystems.

 

 

Self-Led Visits (which can be taken up until July 2021):

  • Age range - nursery, primary, secondary
  • Location - Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park
  • Length - Zoo opening times
  • Price - £7 per child, or £6 per child when booked with a virtual tour!

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Step 2 - Add some workshops

New workshops for 2020/21!

  • Age range - nursery, primary, secondary
  • Location - Online
  • Length - 20-30 minutes
  • Price - £10 per class (up to 33 children)

Available workshops to choose from:

  • Native Species Workshop
    Age Suitability: All
    Availability: Only available with a virtual or self-led tour booking
    Length: 20 minutes
    Session Description:
    Connect to nature instantly by making your very own native species animal homes and feeders with us!
    Grab some recycled plastic bottles and some natural items such as bark, twigs, leaves and pinecones and act together to encourage your local wildlife.

  • Behind the Scenes
    Age Suitability: All
    Availability: Only available with a virtual or self-led tour booking
    Length: 20 minutes
    Session Description:
    With this session, we’ll take you behind the scenes to explore the brilliant work of our keepers and the hidden lives of a few of our most charismatic species!

  • Animals Quiz
    Age Suitability: All
    Availability: Only available with a virtual or self-led tour booking
    Length: 30 minutes
    Session Description:
    Help your class develop their team skills and animal knowledge while enjoying a quiz like they’ve never tried before!

  • Zoo Q&A Workshop
    Age Suitability: All

    Availability: Only available with a virtual or self-led tour booking
    Length: 20 minutes
    Session Description:
    Treat your group to a zoo expert answering a selection of weird and wonderful questions gathered from our time engaging over one million learners!

 

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Step 3 - Book now!

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