Thursday, 10 February 2011

Educational School visits

It's that time of year again! Tara and her team of creepy, furry and scaly friends are once again busy visiting Island primary schools, giving pupils the chance to get up close and personal with these intriguing creatures.

Our first visits of the year were to All Saints CE in Freshwater and St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic in Carisbrooke.

Although we have visited these schools before the enthusiasm received from the pupils was very welcoming and as you can see Colin, the Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, was still a hit and the children couldn't wait to get their hands on Priscilla our Bearded Dragon!

Although Colin and Priscilla are used to all the attention, this was the first visit Malteser, our beautiful Rex rabbit, had joined us on and needless to say she was very popular with the pupils!

The Educational school visits will continue throughout February and again in November. Alternatively if you would like to visit the Park between 2 April and 30 October we are offering the option of Guided Educational School Tours of the Park by one of our experienced keepers who can tailor your tour to suit you!

If you would like a visit from us to your school or would like more information about the educational programmes we offer, please contact Tara, Education Officer, directly at or visit our Education page on our website

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