KS4 Workshops

Conservation Genetics

How do our scientists spot the difference between wild leopards? Why is poo so important in our work? And why might tigers not make the best neighbours…?

Join us as we explore the exciting work of our Living with Tigers project team in Nepal, who are helping to reduce human-wildlife conflict using the latest gene technology.

Your students will use augmented reality to explore genetic fingerprinting and metabarcoding techniques, helping to solve the mystery of the missing livestock by examining some vital evidence left at the crime scene…

Age group:  Key Stage 4
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 25 pupils
Meeting point: Sumba Schoolroom

Curriculum links:


Working scientifically:

  • using scientific theories and explanations to develop hypotheses
  • developing their use of scientific vocabulary and nomenclature

Evolution, inheritance and variation:

  • the genome as the entire genetic material of an organism
  • genetic variation in populations of a species
  • the uses of modern biotechnology including gene technology; some of the practical and ethical considerations of modern biotechnology

AQA: DNA and the genome DNA structure (biology only) Variation

Please note: Chester Zoo discovery workshops can be adapted to your learners needs and abilities, please speak to one of the team to find out more.

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