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AS-level Biology students visit Bristol Zoo

Posted: 28th April 2017

Last month, AS-level Biology students from Cardiff Sixth Form College visited Bristol Zoo Gardens to undertake field work to support aspects of their course syllabus.

Founded in 1836, Bristol Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in the world and has welcomed over 90 million guests and saved over 175 species from extinction. The Zoo’s award-winning educational programme has taught over 40 million school children the importance of nature, wildlife and conservation.

Students attended group seminars on topic such as classification, biodiversity and conservation. The students very much enjoyed these sessions as not only did they find them very useful for revision, but they also had the opportunity to get hands on with a number of wild and exotic animals including snakes and hissing cockroaches.

In addition, students attended a range of specific talks and saw various exhibits, as well as observing many of the animals being fed. On the return journey, students were extremely positive about their experiences and found the day very beneficial.

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