Who do we educate?
Zoos and aquariums are a fantastic place for children to learn - but it is not just children on school trips that can benefit from visiting a zoo.
Zoos certainly offer amazing programmes for students of all ages to learn about a range of topics - from animals and conservation to business studies. However, education within zoos involves all visitors. Every person who visits a zoo, whether it is part of a school trip or with a family visit, will have an opportunity to learn.
In order to make this effective, zoos need to provide their guests with different levels of knowledge for diverse groups of people, who come from many age groups, educational levels, social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Different approaches are used for children, for adults, for people with special needs, for weekend visitors and for biology students.