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Baillie Gifford

Founded in 1909, investment management group

Baillie Gifford is a long-standing supporter of the Edinburgh community and sponsors a wide range of charitable projects across Scotland and have been supporting the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's educational programmes for many years. Thanks to supporters like Baillie Gifford, RZSS engages over 25,000 children and young people at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park every year. Baillie Gifford’s sponsorship is helping to:

  • develop a new programme of learning for those with Additional Support Needs (ASN)
  • develop new partnerships to engage with under-represented groups, including BAME communities, and those who are affected by visual or hearing impairments
  • pilot a suite of new lessons for pre-school and nursery age children
  • integrate new learning technologies to enhance engagement and effectiveness of outreach lessons
  • provided free Global Classroom sessions benefitting over 400 secondary level students, comprising a series of talks and interactive workshops throughout a full day at Edinburgh Zoo
  • make closer links between education and RZSS conservation projects, from international work in Budongo Forest (Uganda) and the Pantanal (South America) to national conservation work that protects beavers and wildcats in Scotland

and much more.

With continuing support from Baillie Gifford, RZSS
aims to become a leading light in conservation
education, showcasing best practice through our
use of ambitious, innovative and evidence-based
delivery methods, assessment techniques and
learning technology.

Find out how your organisation can get involved