Education of the natural world is a major role of all good zoos. At Flamingo Land we provide formal and non-formal education to school groups, our visitors and the wider community.
Several schools from across the UK visit the park’s education centre. The classroom is the main base for educational activities including presentations and hands-on animal sessions, with activities extending throughout the zoo. Information signs, slideshows and animal keeper talks are designed to convey information on all the animals and threats to their survival. Our Education Officer also makes visits to local schools. Outdoor, hands-on learning has proven benefits for school education. At Flamingo Land this includes animal and conservation components from the national curriculum including the rainforest, habitats, endangered animals and food webs. Education on the conservation of the natural environment is very effective in a zoo setting where children can engage directly with the animals. For animal management students, we also offer more animal-specific topics including conservation, animal nutrition, enclosure design and enrichment.