14 to 19

Motivate your students with an inspiring visit to Wild Place that will challenge their preconceptions, develop confidence and communication skills, and engage them with environmental issues.


NEW! Bear Wood Walk & Talk

Enjoy a guided tour of our Bear Wood exhibit and discover how and why British woodlands have changed over time, how the exhibit is managed for animal welfare and enrichment, learn about our captive breeding programmes and working in an ancient woodland.


Brilliant Biodiversity (Terms 4, 5 and 6 only)

This double-length session allows students to carry out environmental sampling techniques including belt transects. Data collected may be analysed after the visit to calculate species richness, diversity indices and compare results to secondary data. Students may draw conclusions on biodiversity and the factors affecting distribution.


To Zoo or not to Zoo?

Students discuss the ethics and roles of Zoos in the context of in situ and ex situ conservation. They assess Wild Place on its animal welfare standards and meet some exotic invertebrates. Students are encouraged to form and express their own opinions and explain their thinking.


Learning from Lemurs 

An introduction to animal behaviour, learning how different behaviours affect survival and the importance of behaviour studies in conservation. Students become ethologists, observing and interpreting lemur behaviour, and discovering first-hand some of the challenges of studying live animals.


Wild Orienteering

Get out and explore the beautiful woods and meadows of Wild Place! Navigate your way around the site using simple orienteering skills like map-reading and using a compass to find and complete team challenges. Which team will complete the course in the fastest time - and find all the correct answers?! (Session takes approx. 1 - 1.5hrs)


Team Challenge

Kick off the academic year on the right foot, with a series of teambuilding challenges for your group that will help develop positive relationships, build social and communication skills and grow confidence!
Which team will be the first across the ‘river’, stepping only on ‘rocks’?! And which team can make the best mini-raft? Please note activities are subject to change depending on the age and ability of the group. For the ultimate challenge why not add on a Leap of Faith session?


School of Survival

Double-length session: Students explore the importance of shelter, water and food, and how to find them in the wild. Working in teams to set up base camp, they try different techniques for fire lighting, find ways to collect water, and take part in the campfire challenge.  


Amazing Madagascar

Using Madagascar as a case-study, students explore the unique biodiversity of the world’s fourth-largest island and explore issues relating to deforestation. The session may include an immersive trail through a Madagascan village and a hands-on encounter with Giant Hissing Cockroaches.

Powerful Plants (Terms 4, 5 and 6 only)

With its wide range of native plants, kitchen garden and nursery, Wild Place is the perfect place to engage your students with all things botanical. Students get hands-on with microscopes to learn about plant structure, nutrition and reproduction. They explore seeds, fruits, pollination, ecosystems, and the dependence of all life on earth on photosynthetic organisms.


Ingenious invertebrates (Terms 4, 5 and 6 only)

Double-length session: Students study invertebrates in contrasting habitats, both terrestrial and aquatic, and identify and classify what they find. The focus may be on habitats, food webs, adaptation or classification.

For more information or to book please email info@wildplace.org.uk or call  0117 428 5602.

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