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Zoos & Conservation - Secondary Lesson Programme


Location: Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park


Lesson Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes. 

Maximum Class Size: 25

Age Suitability: Secondary 1 - 6.

Content:

An overview of the role of modern zoos as centres for conservation, education and research. Discuss the dilemmas that zoos and conservation organisations face regularly. 


Lesson Outline:  

The session begins with an hour long tour of the Park visiting endangered animals and finding out about the work of RZSS both ex-situ through our breeding programmes and in-situ through our global conservation projects. Back in the Education Centre, pupils work in teams to discuss the dilemmas that zoos and conservation organisations face regularly.