A Week on the Wild Side
A Week on the Wild Side: Safari Summer Scheme from Woburn Safari Park
A summer school with a difference! Close encounters and appreciation of the wonders of nature!
The five day summer scheme was for children between the ages of 8 and 12.
The experience enabled them to experience close encounters with animals in a safe and enjoyable environment.
This was very much a team effort between the various department in Woburn. Activities included enriching the environment of species such as lemurs and squirrel monkeys, off-road tours of the reserves for close animal observations and games and craft activities designed to reinforce learning.
Participants kept a journal to record observations and impression of the animals. The project increased the awareness of the children of the role of good zoos and safari parks. There were lots of activities . Evaluation: Post against pre- test scores showed significant increase in awareness.
Developed by: Woburn Safari Park