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Engaging deeper thinking

We strongly believe that a field trip to one of our zoos can help to deepen students’ knowledge and provide a real insight into the types of careers available once they’ve graduated.

We offer a range of thought-provoking, challenging and immersive lectures and workshops that engage students on a deeper level. Taught by experienced industry professionals, these sessions will give your students the chance to put theory into practice in an inspirational setting.

Linked learning

Choose from our list of core topics below or speak to our team to develop a tailored experience for your group. Popular topics include:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Ethics and Welfare
  • Human Geography
  • Careers Guidance
  • Communicating Science

Bespoke experiences

In addition to lectures and workshops, we can also offer multi-day residential programmes across our sites. This is an ideal way to embed theory into practice and to provide valuable professional development opportunities for your students.

Placement opportunities

Our 10-month voluntary research placement programmes are an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills in the areas of ecology, conservation and animal behaviour. The placements are designed to work within university undergraduate industrial year programmes, and provide an excellent footing for professions in zoos and conservation.

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Our partners

We are proud of our strong links with local educational providers in both Devon and Cornwall.

South Devon College

We work closely with South Devon College in Paignton, especially with students on their L3 Animal Management programmes.

University Centre Newquay

Newquay Zoo is a founding partner of Cornwall College Newquay. As well as receiving expert teaching from zoo staff, students on their L3 Animal Management programme benefit from regular access to the zoo and undertake work placement opportunities with our animal teams.


Book now

To make a booking and discuss what we can offer you, please email or ring us today. All the information you require for a visit, including risk assessment guidelines, will be emailed to you after booking.