Who is the Discovery and Learning Package for?
Our virtual tours, workshops, self-led visits and supporting online resources have been developed to suit every age group and a variety of learning outcomes to align with the curriculum.
Nursery, Primary and Secondary sessions are available for schools, home educators and other community groups. Each session will also be adapted to your group's needs! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is involved in a virtual tour?
You and your class will be transported into the zoo digitally! Using your screen or interactive whiteboard, you'll be able to see and learn all about the topic you've chosen as you explore the zoo live with your education officer.
All you need is an internet connection and your preferred software to access the video call five minutes before your booked time! The tour will last 50 minutes and you will also have full access to our interactive resources before and after
your session to develop and embed your learning through games and activities.
You do not need a webcam or a microphone but if you do, it's always lovely to see and interact even more via them!
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What's involved in a virtual workshop?
Virtual workshops involve different types of interactions to our virtual tours. You only need resources for the Native Species workshop and each workshop needs an internet connection and your preferred software to access the video call five
minutes before your booked time!
Running for between 20 to 30 minutes, the workshop will give your class an insight into the zoo and natural world and ways to act now for conservation.
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How do we access the virtual tour or workshop?
Once you've booked and arranged your date and time with the team, you'll receive two links via email. One is for a quick Tech Check to make sure you will be able to access the virtual session on the device you intend to use before the day
of the tour and one is for the session.
We can use a variety of platforms for virtual tours and workshops including Google Meet, Zoom or Skype for Business, so please let us know your preference in the booking form. If you're using something else, send us an invite once your session
has been confirmed.
How do we access the free supporting resources?
You can access our resources through ZOOdle, our Zoo Digital Learning Environment. Explore ZOOdle here You can also submit questions and work for feedback
if you create a free account.
All of our resources will work on any device with an internet connection so why not set up your class playing the games and competing on iPads or set team projects as homework?
How can I book our self-led visit?
You can book your self-led visit for any day of the school year right up until July 2021 and our resources will be available throughout the year too so that you can build on your tour and/or workshop in the classroom and on-site!
Your class and your allotted number of adults can then enter on your booked day any time after 10am and explore. You can also borrow a Teacher Rucksack for the day FOR FREE! The pack includes a tailor-made quiz to match
your virtual tour if you've booked one and some exciting biofacts and objects to learn more about our animals and conservation. It will also include all the need-to-know teacher information including toilet stops, lunch spaces, information
about our one-way system and a few handy tips.
Why are there multiple options when I book?
We've designed our package to give you lots of options to mix and match your sessions, workshops and visits over the year. This enables you to develop the best combination for your class to build their knowledge over the school year, while
also supporting it with our interactive online resources to match each session.
How much are the tours, workshops and self-led visits?
All of our online supporting resources to match your sessions are free!
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