Our Education Officers run education workshops in the zoo for all Key Stages.
Our Education Officers and Learning Assistants deliver workshops on a wide range of topics to a wide audience from all ages and abilities; from reception to university groups. They teach around 25,000 of the zoo’s 100,000 educational visitors each year. They specialise in biology and conservation but also link workshops to other areas of the curriculum.
When the team aren’t teaching, they can be found in the office developing new workshops for the discovery programme and working with the Digital Learning Officer to help develop fun and engaging learning resources.
Our team run workshops from KS1 to KS5 and provide help and fantastic conservation education wherever it’s needed. The whole zoo can be a classroom, and some of our workshops take place out and about in different locations around the zoo.
Sean - Assistant Team Manager Education Officers
"I act for wildlife by ensuring my garden is a great spot for wildlife, with flowers, feeders and bug houses it’s my very own nature reserve!"
Steph - Education Officer
"I act for wildlife by putting up bird boxes, bug houses and toad abodes in my garden – and rescuing the odd frog from the drains in my street!"
Ed - Education Officer
Jo - Education Assistant
"I include planting lots of insect-friendly plants in my garden, choose products containing sustainable palm oil, recycle more and eat less red meat"