Education

Dublin Zoo is a haven of wildlife and a large living classroom for all ages. With over 400 animals and a state-of-the-art Discovery and Learning Centre, Dublin Zoo is an amazing educational experience whether you’re visiting as a family or as part of a school trip.

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Dublin Zoo and RTÉ Home School Hub have teamed up to bring the Zoo to you so you can visit all of your favourite animals while learning all about them!

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Virtual Primary Programmes

Bring Dublin Zoo to your Classroom

The ‘Amazing Adaptations’ module is aimed at Senior Infants to Second class and will focus on the adaptations that help animals survive and thrive in the wild.

The ‘Champions for Conservation’ module is aimed at Third to Sixth class and will look at the threats facing our wildlife and what we can do to help.

These 5-lesson SESE curriculum-linked modules will include:

  • Two specially-designed PowerPoint Lessons to prepare your class for their virtual visit
  • A Virtual Tour Video to visit some animals at Dublin Zoo
  • Differentiated worksheets to complete with the virtual tour video
  • A follow-up live Q&A Zoom session for your class with a Dublin Zoo educator (available until April 30th 2021)
  • An extension activities pack
  • A teacher pack including all you need to deliver this 5-lesson module

The cost is €250. We expect this module to take 2-3 weeks of classroom time (two 30-minute lessons per week).

Contact education@dublinzoo.ie for more information.

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Virtual Primary programmes

Learning Experiences

We provide thousands of learners with high quality wildlife and animal conservation programmes from early childhood right through to adult learners. We offer are a range of discovery-based, interactive and structured educational programmes, workshops and resources, tailored to meet the specific needs of all learners.

If you are a teacher, don’t worry… our specialist teachers have designed all school programmes to meet the needs of the national curricula.

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School Visits

The Discovery and Learning Team deliver programmes for pre-school, primary, secondary, and third level education.

If you are a teacher, don’t worry… our specialist teachers have designed all school programmes to meet the needs of the national curricula.

 

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Summer Camps

These exciting week-long camps take place in July and August and allow children aged between 6 and 12 to learn about the wonderful world of wildlife. Our expert team of summer camp facilitators deliver diverse and engaging sessions in various teaching venues such as Camp Congo and the Wild Space as well as observing animals in their habitats.

Note: there is no direct contact with animals

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Workshops

Dublin Zoo’s day camps and workshops are designed to encourage the discovery and appreciation of wildlife. Children will have the opportunity to explore animal and environmental topics through hands-on investigation and animal observations in a workshop environment. It is a perfect programme for budding zoologists and is a great opportunity to make new friends!

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Courses for Educators

Dublin Zoo runs course for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Dublin Zoo’s ever-popular Summer Course for Primary Teachers aims to provide educators with the skills, knowledge and tools to teach Social, Environmental and Science (SESE) in primary schools.

We deliver CPD workshops as part of the STE(A)M initiative for Secondary Schools. Just look out for our BIAZA Network logo in the CPD programme in Spring 2020.

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Community Engagement

Dublin Zoo aims to work with our local community to ensure schools, youth groups and after schools groups have the opportunity to learn about wildlife and the environment.

If your school can’t make it to Dublin Zoo our outreach programme can come to you!

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