At the zoo

Length of workshop 50 minutes

Available for a limited time, this workshop is the perfect complement to our exciting immersive shark experience Planet Shark: Predator or Prey!

Sharks inspire a mix of emotions, but love them or hate them, sharks are an incredible group of animals. Join us as we investigate the role sharks play in reducing climate change and how they maintain the health of aquatic habitats across the globe.

We’ll dive into the super abilities that have allowed sharks to thrive in the underwater world for millions of years and explore our own relationship with oceans. From the food we eat, to the things we buy and the way we dispose of our waste, humans have a huge impact on the environment and the life it supports.

By empowering your students to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives, we know we can make significant and positive differences to our planet.

This fun and interactive workshop starts in our Learning Centre, and include a short tour of our interactive immersive shark experience, where the workshop will finish. You can continue to explore the exhibition and immerse yourself deep under the ocean, without even getting your feet wet!

Please note: You may wish to avoid this area before your workshop to avoid repeating the experience.

Age group: KS2
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 20 students
Cost: £45




  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
  • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.


  • Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.