Here at Paignton Zoo we offer a unique opportunity for uniformed groups to work towards badges that relate to animals and the environment.
To find out more, simply call our Education Team on 01803 697510 or email us at [email protected]
We offer four activity choices that link to badges for Scouting and Guiding groups. The badges are detailed below each activity we offer. All activities are subject to availability, which will vary throughout the year.
Endangered Animals and Conservation
A 45-minute session in our education centre focusing on some of the hundreds of endangered species we look after in the zoo and how we work to conserve them and their habitats in the wild.
- Brownies – Adventure, Friend to Animals and Environment badges
- Guides – Animal Active
- Beavers - Global Issues
Who wants to be a Zookeeper?
A 45-minute session in our education centre finding out how our zookeepers care for our animals in the zoo from cleaning to feeding to taking them to the vets, much as you look after animals at home.
- Beavers – Animal Friend
- Cubs – Animal Carer
Enjoy a session outside with one of our education staff talking about our own local species and have a go at minibeast hunting down on our nature trail.
- Cubs – Naturalist
Living Lightly on the earth
From hot crocodiles to elephant poo, come to the zoo and find out how we look after our animals and visitors in an environmentally friendly way. We recycle, compost, collect sun with solar panels and keep our crocodiles cosy with woodchip. Come for a session or a tour with one of our education team to find out more.
- Brownies – Environment
- Guides – Go for it – Green!
- Cubs – Environmental Conservation
More information and prices available on request
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