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“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught” (Baba Dioum, 1968)


These days, zoos and wildlife parks have a vital role to play in educating people about wildlife and its conservation. Our planet’s true wealth – its biodiversity – has never looked more fragile. It will survive only if people are taught to realise its value and to care.

The Curraghs Wildlife Park, with its unique wetland setting and animals from around the world, is an exciting and inspirational place of learning for all ages. Nothing compares to coming face to face with real animals – with their help we can make learning an unforgettable experience.

October 2021 - present

Sadly we have recently had to close our schoolroom because of health and safety issues. This has meant that our indoor education sessions and workshops have been suspended until the replacement education facility is ready.

We do however have a large Wildlife Park, with its variety of amazing animals, to accommodate our many school visitors! Most of the topics covered in the Education Programme are currently being taught outdoors, with outdoor guided trails, and shorter sessions in the marquee.

Get in touch (liz.brunswick@gov.im) to discuss how you’d like us to plan a session especially to suit your topic.

A hands-on encounter with some of the Park’s invertebrates and reptiles is included whenever possible in most of our sessions.

Our Education Programme caters to all levels of education.

Foundation Level

It’s never too early to start learning about our amazing planet and the animals who share it! For most children, a school trip to the Park is an exciting experience that they remember for many years to come.

For some classes, a walk round the Park looking at the animals, with time to stop for a play on our adventure playgrounds, is the best option. 

et in touch (liz.brunswick@gov.im) to discuss how you’d like us to plan a session especially to suit your topic.

Key Stage 1

Children at this stage of school benefit enormously from a trip to the Park. So much of what they will encounter is brand new to them, yet they are old enough to engage with what they see and ask lots of questions. We know from teacher feedback that the visit makes a big impact on them, providing many opportunities for meaningful follow-up learning.

Most of the topics in our Education Programme can be adapted for this age group, or get in touch to discuss how we can tailor a session to your particular requirements.

Key Stage 2

With their growing awareness of the natural world, children in this Key Stage will always benefit from having the curriculum brought to life by a visit to the Wildlife Park!

There’s a wide choice of education sessions and workshops listed in the Education Programme so please talk to us about adapting these to an outdoor visit.

Key Stage 3

Liven up your timetable with a trip to the Wildlife Park! Whether it’s a team building day out, a workshop to support your study, or an off-timetable enrichment trip, we can provide a variety of trails and education sessions to keep your students engaged.

 If you don’t see a topic in the Education Programme to suit you, please talk to us about what you would like to do and we will try to accommodate you.

Please remember that teachers are responsible for the behaviour of pupils whilst at the Park. We would appreciate it if you could ensure that pupils and staff adhere to our Code of Conduct whilst at the Wildlife Park to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for everyone.

 

To book a school trip, please contact our education officer Liz Brunswick by email liz.brunswick@gov.im or by phone on 693582.