Key Stage 4 Education Sessions
If you're looking for a fun and educational school trip for your pupils, look no further! Our zoo is home to a whole range of animals including penguins, meerkats, zebra, wolves and 4 species of big cat - Guaranteed to encourage your pupils to get involved and learn.
*Please note that unfortunately we no longer use live animals in our education sessions.
We aim to deliver interactive educational experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia all linking to the National Curriculum. We offer a fun presentation for secondary school students aged between 14-16 years. Unfortunately, we do not offer general visits for secondary schools but can accommodate KS4 groups with a maximum of 25 students, if an Education session is booked as part of the visit.
Talks are priced at £30 per group of 30 students and last around 25 minutes.
How do you track a Lion? How can we save a Snow Leopard? With animals losing their habitats at an alarming rate and species on the verge of extinction, Paradise Wildlife Park is doing everything it can to support conservation across the globe. Students will be given the opportunity to find out the threats to wildlife by getting up close to seized artefacts (courtesy of HM customs). It’s now or never for wildlife conservation and your students could have the answers!
Conservation meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:
· Understand how organisms are affected by their environment and their ecosystems.
· Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction.
· Understand how human processes can change landscapes, environments and climate.
· Identify that Earth has limited resources, and the importance of recycling.
· Understand effective management of the conflict between human needs and conservation to maintain sustainability.
Take a look at what types of customer services are involved in working in a zoological collection. Dive further into policies surrounding topics such as disability awareness, staff training and even our complaints procedure.
Explore the concepts of animal training, from target training and positive reinforcement, to what happens when it goes wrong. You will even gain experience in training… your other class mates!
Learn what it takes to design an appropriate enclosure for a captive exotic animal. We will look into animal needs, natural behaviour and financial limitations of zoo enclosure design, and give you the chance to design one of your own! This talk ends with a walk to look at real-life enclosure design examples in the zoo.
Discover the “ins and outs” of marketing within a zoo setting, from marketing procedures and upcoming projects, to reaching target markets and our goals as a company. Discover Paradise’s place within a regional, national and international market.