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RZSS Education


Age Suitability: S1 - S6

Availability: Edinburgh Zoo, Highland Wildlife Park

Lesson Duration: 50 minutes

Maximum Class Size: 33


Content (and curriculum links):

RZSS is a charitable business. Find out who our customers are, how we promote our zoos, what products and services we offer our visitors as well as what we do for wildlife conservation. This session links well to CfE Business Management courses and, with regular references to our conservation work; can be an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary learning with Science.


Lesson Outline:

The session takes place in our Education Centre and covers aspects of the structure of RZSS from the board through to the different departments that are involved in keeping the charity running. Finding out more about what the money is used for, the rules that RZSS must follow as a business and a charity and how it all ties together with the care of our resident animals. The session also includes an enclosure design challenge for groups of students to collaborate and upgrade a zoo enclosure on a restrictive budget.

The focus of this session can be tailored to suit the level of your students or to highlight specific areas of BGE, or Biology at: National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.

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