Safari Outreach

Safari outreach

The children LOVED their session today and were able to learn so much in a short space of time! Laura was obviously very knowledgeable, and delivered the content in a way that was fun and engaging whilst also being informative. The children were so enthusiastic and haven't stopped talking about the visit all day! Thank you so much

A wild experience from your classroom

If you can’t make it to Knowsley, well why don’t we bring the safari to you? Our brilliant Safari Outreach Service, is delivered from the comfort of your classroom, with learning sessions all year round for nursery groups, primary and secondary schools and even beyond! Live animals, bio-artefacts and more that the kids will love to discover. All of these sessions are in line with the National Curriculum, and can be tailored to your specific curriculum or examination board.

We recommend that group size is no more than 30 with a maximum of 35, so everyone can get involved. The same session can be delivered by the Outreach team several times in just one visit, so you can have multiple smaller groups. The Safari Outreach is limited to 30 miles travel from the safari park, any additional mileage will be charged at 40 pence per mile. Outreach sessions are not available in June or July. If you are a primary links group or a summer school please contact the outreach team for more details.

Merseyside Schools Click Here

Are you a Merseyside School? We offer a scholarship programme for local schools which have opportunities for free outreach sessions, click here or get in touch with the team for more information.

We have a range of curriculum linked topics for you to choose from, just choose the key stage you are interested in to see what we have to offer.

 

Early years foundation stage

Foundation fun

A workshop designed with EYFS in mind! The children are introduced to facts about famous animals including elephants, lions, deer and get the chance to explore a range of artefacts such as skulls, feathers and eggs. This is followed up by meeting a range of live minibeasts!

Key stage 1

Habitats

Children explore how animals are suited to their environment by looking at a range of habitats including savannah, grasslands of Africa, the rainforest and the desert.

Rainforests

Pupils explore the animals, plants and resources found in the rainforests. They discover threats to this habitat and how their actions can help.

Classifications

Children become “mini-zoologists” in this session where we explore how we group animals. Emphasis is placed on the differences between the 5 vertebrate groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

African Animals

Pupils explore the amazing animals of the incredible continent of Africa – we focus in particular on the savannah habitat home to lions, zebra and giraffe.

Growing up

Children examine how different animals grow, have babies and make comparisons to the human life cycle.

Why Aren’t Humans Like Tigers?

Why do some animals have stripes? Why don’t humans have tails? Explore the differences between humans and animals in this session.

20 Questions

Perfect for teachers with inquisitive kids!

If you have been studying a topic not offered in our workshops or just want the chance to quiz a real live zoologist this is your chance. Book a session where the content is entirely based around the children’s questions.

Amazing Animals (peak season only)

Give the kids an extra wild encounter with this fun, engaging session learning about animals both large and small. This session is ideal for those on an end of year trip who want to add educational value in an informal way.
(Content is applicable across the science curriculum and includes reference to habitat, diet and classification. For sessions linked to specific areas of the curriculum see above).

Nocturnal animals

Children discover how some animals are able to survive at night time through a range of amazing features.

Key stage 2

Classifications

Children become “mini-zoologists” in this session where we explore how we group animals. Emphasis is placed on the differences between the 5 vertebrate groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Rainforests

Pupils explore the animals, plants and resources found in the rainforests. They learn more about threats to this habitat and how their actions can make a real difference.

Adaptations to Habitats

Explore the rainforest, savannah grassland and desert habitats. What are they like to live in, and how do the animals there survive?

Endangered Animals

Pupils are introduced to two driving forces behind the current increase in animal extinctions: poaching and habitat loss.

African Animals

Pupils explore the animals both large and small of the incredible continent of Africa, with particular emphasis on the savannah and grasslands ecosystems.

Food & Feeding

Children explore the different diets of animals and look at the advantages and disadvantages of being a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.

Evolution: Have We Always Looked Like This?

Children explore how animals are adapted to their environment by the process of natural selection and discover more about a range of species that no longer exist.

Growing up

Children examine how different animals grow, have babies and make comparisons to the human life cycle.

20 Questions

Perfect for teachers with inquisitive kids!

If you have been studying a topic not offered in our workshops, or just want the chance to quiz a real live zoologist this is your chance. Book a session where the content is entirely based around the children’s questions.

Amazing Animals (peak season only)

Give the kids an extra wild encounter with this fun and engaging session learning about animals both large and small. This session is ideal for those on an end of year trip who want to add educational value in an informal way.
(Content is applicable across the science curriculum and includes reference to habitat, diet and classification. For sessions linked to specific areas of the curriculum see above).

Key stage 3 & 4

Discover Endangered Species and Conservation – Recommended for Biology, Geography

An eye-opening insight into the effects of poaching and habitat loss on animal extinction – with a special focus on the latest rhino conservation techniques.

Explore Careers With Animals – Recommended For All Students

What does it take to become an elephant keeper or a sea lion trainer? Ask our animal experts about jobs in the zoo, salary expectations and qualifications.

Journey Into Marketing – Recommended For Business Studies

From promoting animal encounters to creating our interactive website, get the inside track on how our marketing strategies have grown and evolved over the years.

Understand the Role of Modern Zoos – Recommended For All Students

As well as being home to around 700 exotic creatures, discover how the zoo enriches animal and human lives through education, conservation and captive breeding programmes.

Focus On Our Business Habitat – Recommended For Business Studies

A behind the scenes look at how Knowsley thrives as a successful business, including our mission, recruitment, community and inspiring future plans.

Experience Enrichment Days – Recommended For All Students

These days are designed to improve social skills and promote team skills. Activities may include interactive design workshop, sea lion training experience, making bat enrichment and conservation talks.

Pricing

Sessions lasting an hour and a half;

£90. + VAT

Additional hour is £30

Sessions lasting an hour and a half;

£120. +VAT

Additional hour is £30

Call 0151 430 9009 and speak the team to book your session