Find out all about Key Stage 3 Education Workshops offered at Whipsnade Zoo.

Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning workshops for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia. 

Our workshops

    Ijuma the giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo
    Explore a range of adaptations of different species

    KS3 Adaptations and Evolution

    Through a hands on activity they will explore the adaptations of a range of species in depth and will be introduced to how this has happened through the process of natural selection.

    Male Asiatic lion in the grass
    Explore interdependence in the natural world!

    KS3 Ecosystems and Food Webs

    Students will be given the opportunity to build their own ecosystem using an iPad app.

    A cheetah at Whipsnade Zoo
    Enclosure Design Key stage 3 learning

    KS3 Enclosure Design

    Get hands on designing a new space for an a particular species which they will present to the rest of the group. 

    Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in front of giraffe viewing platform.
    Become a conservationist

    KS3 Giraffe Behaviour Study

    Students will work in groups and come face to face with our herd of giants to collect behavioural data using ethograms.

    Coral bleaching caused by climate change
    Climate Change and Animals Key stage 3 learning

    KS3 Climate Change and Animals

    Understanding impact of the changing climate on animals across the world through the lens of work carried out by ZSL's own scientists.

    African elephant tusk on an elephant
    Wildlife Under Threat. Key stage 3 learning

    KS3 Wildlife Under Threat

    Examine the underworld of wildlife crime as we use real Customs seizures to reveal the devastating impact of hunting and exploitation on animal populations.

    Tropical butterflies and insects pinned on museum's board
    Working together to categorise species

    KS3 Discover Classification

    A hands-on session using interactive voting software, real specimens and group tasks to help students understand the science of taxonomy (classifying living things).

Education workshops are FREE from 1 September to February half term. Workshops cost £45 per workshop from February half term to 31 August. They are designed for groups of up to 35 students. Multiple workshops can be run concurrently throughout the day to cater for a whole year group, key stage or school’s needs. 

Are you a school based in the LU1-LU7 postal area? Take a look at our education access scheme to create amazing learning experiences for the whole academic year.