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National Insect Week Schools Sessions at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00

Please note: this event is only for schools groups visiting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo from 17-24 June 2016

To celebrate National Insect Week and Empty Classroom Day, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are offering free minibeast-linked sessions for KS2 pupils from17th - 24th of June 2016.  Get your your pupils out of the classroom to explore ‘the little things that run the world’ and learn about amazing insects!

Bioblitz Minibeast Investigate! 

Pupils will work scientifically to collect real data on native species found in our specially designed wildlife habitat. Pupils will explore habitats to uncover native species and work in small groups to identify animals using simple keys. This session will include engaging activities that introduces students to food chains, use of scientific keys and collecting data skills.


To book your ZSL Whipsnade Zoo visit and free session, visit here or call our Supporter Services team on 0344 967 0832

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils

Cost details

free but booking essential

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?

Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.