Virtual Education Information


Enjoy a virtual workshop with The Big Cat Sanctuary!

Due to an increase in demand for virtual talks we have created our virtual education workshops! Each workshop is based around a topic of your choosing, enhanced with big cat artefacts, props and videos. Below are the topic options to choose from, however these can be adapted to suit individual requirements. Virtual workshops last approximately 50 minutes and will be run through the platform ‘Zoom’. Each workshop can include a virtual trip to meet your favourite big cat, which can be arranged when booking, and time is allocated for questions. Our virtual workshops are priced at £75 a session.

Don’t have access to zoom? Please contact our education team to discuss other possible platforms for your virtual workshop.

Please contact us directly to discuss booking a virtual workshop. Workshops are offered throughout the week and are based on a first come, first served basis. Call us on 01233 439150 or email [email protected]

Roars, Paws and Claws


Overview

Learn about the big cats, where they are found and what adaptations help them to live there. Compare the differences in big cat paws, tails, fur, and much more, investigating how each adaptation helps them to survive in habitats worldwide. Using replica skulls, claws and teeth as well as fun videos we can show students how each cat is specially adapted to their environment.

Suitable for foundation & key stage 1.

Conservation


Overview

We will introduce students to the IUCN red list of threatened species, and see which cats are at risk of extinction. Investigate the major threats to global big cat populations and learn why so many are endangered. See what is happening worldwide to help secure a future for big cats and how we can do our bit to help at home! Seized HMRC items are available to show students the reality of the illegal wildlife trade and videos used to demonstrate conservation techniques used in the field.

Suitable for key stages 1, 2 & 3

Big Cat Enrichment


Overview

Find out how we keep the residents of The Big Cat Sanctuary stimulated both mentally and physically using a range of environmental enrichment types. Throughout the session analyse enrichment types and how they benefit different big cat species. Using videos of the cats here at The Big Cat Sanctuary we will test your understanding of different enrichment categories.

Suitable for key stage 4, 5 & higher education groups

Conservation in Action


Overview

Study the different big cat species and how threatened they are using the IUCN red list of threatened species. Investigate the major threats to global big cat populations and learn why so many are endangered. Learn how big cats are being protected using Amur Leopards as a case study. Seized HMRC items are available to show students the reality of the wildlife trade and videos used to demonstrate conservation techniques used in the wild.

Suitable for key stage 4, 5 & higher education groups

Genetics


Overview

Explore the big cat family tree and understand the relations between our big cat species. Students will take a close look into colour mutations in big cats– predicting the colour of our jaguar breeding pairs young! To finish we will discuss how captive breeding programmes work and The Big Cat Sanctuary’s breeding success to date- highlighting why these breeding programmes are vital in the conservation of endangered species.

Suitable for key stage 4, 5 & higher education groups