Chessington launches new zoo trail for schools

Date Posted: 26/06/2018

Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey has revealed its latest resource, which takes pupils on an exploration trail around the attraction.

The new resource, Zoo Quest, is described as an interactive self-guided zoo trail which has been designed to challenge students to explore the zoo for themselves and utilise their time well when visiting.

Zoo Quest: What does the resource involve?

Zoo Quest, a resource which can be downloaded before visiting, encourages pupils to explore ten of the key areas of the zoo and get to know the animals as they answer key questions about some of the zoo’s most popular species.

Tying in with Science studies, such as habitats, classification and adaptation, students will be quizzed as they go around the park, being asked questions such as ‘What threats do the Asian Short Clawed Otters face in the wild?’, enabling students to get involved in what they are seeing.

The trail resource is 14 pages long and also includes zookeeper insights and quizzes which aim to help guide pupils on their adventure.

More for schools at Chessington

Chessington also this year revealed the Wild Learning Centre. This new classroom can be used on a school trip for demonstrations and facilitated workshops. 

A new workshop, to coincide with the new Land of the Tigers area was also launched earlier this year, called Tigerrific Conservation, aimed at Key Stages 2 to 5 which teaches schools about the endangered species and conservation.

Teachers can contact cwschools@chessington.co.uk or 08712 825103 for details on booking a trip.

For more information, visit www.chessington.com

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