Upper primary education
Learning what and how to observe will take us to a unique world. Our visits and workshops are designed for your students and will help you to start or to complete the work done in the classroom. All of our activities are taught and run by experienced Zoo educators. All activities are approximately two hours long and, for visits, include a guided tour of the grounds, while workshops tend to be conducted entirely in the classroom.
Some of our workshops are done at the Zoo Farm classrooms. For this reason, we ask that the school group arrives at the classrooms some 15 minutes before the agreed time so that they are all ready and in their places by the scheduled starting time.
The Department of Education is always open to your suggestions. So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or would like us to prepare you a custom visit.
We do sincerely thank you for filling out the surveys we give you at the end of your visit and we encourage you to make any suggestions or comments, both about what you’ve liked and about what you think may be missing or deficient, as they greatly help us to improve our activities.
This course, aware of the difficulties that many schools have to organize outings, we want to make it easy for you! Ask us about any activity, since the Zoo also comes to the School.
To identify the parts of animals, protective layers of the skin, the foods they eat and how they move.
To learn to carefully observe the animals and to tell the different animals apart.
To know how they adapt to different habitats and their self-protection systems.
Initiate in the different types of reproduction and biological cycles that exist in the animal world.
To embark on the different types of reproduction and biological cycles in the animal world.
To introduce classification and recognise the different groups.
To delve into the biology and ecology of some animals.
To recognise the fauna from our country and the need of assuring their conservation.
To foster respect for animals through being better informed.
To awaken students’ awareness about protecting nature.
To understand the problems surrounding the illegal trade of species in danger of extinction.