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RZSS Education

Immersive Classroom

Age suitability: All

Availability: Edinburgh Zoo

Length of lesson: 50 minutes

Maximum Class Size: We would recommend small groups, no more than 10


Lesson Outline:

Join one of our Education Officers in our immersive classroom, where there are games, stories and films. This session can be run as a general introduction to RZSS, its animals and the work that is carried out or the room can be used for a sensory space/calm space for individuals who may need a break from the Zoo. 

The Education Officer can also bring along some of our unique animal objects so the group can get hands on for a better understanding of animals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciation of different types of animals.
  • Appreciation of the fact that animals can be endangered and knowledge of the work that zoos and each of us can do to help protect them.
  • Additional learning objectives may be added depending on whether there is a specific theme.

Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes:

  • HWB 0-48a ‘I recognise that we have similarities and differences but are all unique.’
  • SOC 0-17a ‘I make decisions and take responsibility in my everyday experiences and play, showing consideration for others.’
  • SOC 0-08a ‘I explore and appreciate the wonder of nature within different environments and have played a part in caring for the environment.’
  • SCN 2-01a ‘I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioural characteristics to their survival or extinction.’