This talk explores the history of zoos as purely entertainment venues, replaced with their important role in conservation, research, and education in the modern era.
The talk will look at the role of Woburn Safari Park in these elements and how we form part of a global conservation programme.
Pupils will have an understanding of what conservation means and how zoos and safari parks play a vital role in conserving species from across the globe.
They will understand why zoos continue to exist and the important role they have in breeding programmes, education on endangered species, and research on all aspects of animal behaviour.
- Relationships in an ecosystem
- How scientific ideas developed historically and understanding the challenges facing society
- Evolution, inheritance, and variation
- Place knowledge
- Interactions and influence of humans on the natural environment
- Interactions and influences of humans on the natural environment
- Global ecosystems and biodiversity – Sustainability
- Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
- A local history study
- The study of the historic environment: Focussing on one particular site in its historical context