Location: Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park
Lesson Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes.
Maximum Class Size: 25
Age Suitability: Secondary 1 - 6.
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.
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.