At the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), our mission is to save wildlife and empower people in Scotland and around the world to protect, value and love nature. We have pledged to create stronger connections with nature for more than a million people and enable more than 100 communities to better protect nature by 2030.

Our Discovery and Learning team work across Highland Wildlife Park, Edinburgh Zoo and out in schools and communities across Scotland. With their support, visitors, school children, community groups and so many others have more opportunities to be closer to nature, discover more about the wild world around them and be inspired to play a part in building a better future for wildlife.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Discovery and Learning team via

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Jess Wise

Discovery and Learning Programme Manager

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Jasper Hughes

Senior Learning and Community Officer

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Kirsten Strugnall

Learning and Community Officer

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Lorraine Rose

Discovery Ranger

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Dane Stewart

Discovery Ranger

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Stuart Owen

Discovery Ranger