Focus on: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Date Posted: 29/08/2014

Subject: Science
Venue: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol
Key Stages: 1-4

A variety of teaching sessions and learning resources are part of the Learning Outside the Classroom accredited education programme from Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm offers a range of workshops for pupils of all ages and abilities, from Early Years to degree level, all delivered with a hands-on focus which offers the opportunity to meet the animals up close.

Children can see the lions and tigers being fed during the Big Cat Talk and meet the giraffe family at the daily Giraffe Talk.

Key Stage 1 and 2 workshops

The zoo’s 30-minute workshops are designed to be a fun and interactive environment for learning.

Sessions include:

•    Adaptation and Habitats
•    African Animals
•    Variation
•    Feeding Relationships
•    Lifecycles
•    Classification
•    Conservation
•    Animal Senses

Key Stage 3 and 4 workshops

Noah’s Ark can cover any topic that you would like your class to learn about including the core curriculum KS1/2 workshops at a KS3/4 level. Sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes depending on your requirements.

Sessions include:

•    Animal Behaviour
•    Animal Learning
•    Zoo Animal Welfare
•    Farm Animal Welfare
•    Being Green

If you can’t make a trip to the zoo, then teachers can have one of the zoo’s education team visit your students in class for a workshop. 

The zoo has a number of areas including an indoor Animal Village and covered Animal Show Pens.

Daily events include the popular interactive Animal Show with a chance to bottle-feed the lambs.

Children can also purchase animal food from the zoo shop to hand feed the goats, camels, deer, llamas, sheep and pigs.

Discounted rates are available for school parties of ten or more, and for multiple workshop sessions.

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