GO WILD: A 5 Week Learning Journey (to look after wildlife and ourselves) brings together virtual video content with our online resources to create an educational journey that touches on many areas of the national curriculum. Designed for upper KS2 and KS3 our programme is adaptable to other age groups. It can be run once a week to create a 5 week programme or every day for a 5 days to create a ‘One Wild Week’.
With this in mind, we have developed a package that is quick and easy for educators to pick up and run; with activities that fit in to many areas of the curriculum (maths, literacy, history geography, science) but also offer the wellbeing benefits of getting outdoors, getting active and making a difference.
With a focus on UK native species and wellbeing, each week there will be an educator’s guide that introduces the day’s topic, contains the links to resources for that day’s sessions, suggestions on running order and discussion topics, useful questions and other links to help you make the programme your own.
Alongside this we have created a Go Wild virtual workshop to complement this programme. The session delves a little deeper into the world of our native species and the conservation work that is going on at Chester Zoo. We have designed this interactive session to fit in at any stage of the programme. We also have our 25 minute Ask Chester Zoo workshops that are perfect to give your pupils the opportunity to ask us directly any questions that may arise during the course of your Go Wild project.
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What will you find living in your local area?
We look back in time – how did our wildlife get here and how has the landscape changed over time? We’ll also take a look at the history of the zoo.
Well, at least in part as we look at the threats to wildlife! But on a positive note, we’ll also look at some of the zoo’s native species work.
We look at practical ways that we can help wildlife in our local area.
We look to the future for wildlife and ourselves. Would you like a career in conservation?
The first day of this programme is an opportunity for your pupils to connect to their local environment wherever they are, with an opportunity for your pupils to discover that at Chester Zoo we are working as hard for native species as we are for all the species we work with and that we have some pretty awesome species right here in the UK.
This week we are going back in time! We’ll be thinking geographically about how our native species got to the UK and discovering some of the biomes of the world. We looking back at the history of the zoo and world events during this time and getting physical with some animal record challenges.