Chester Zoo Safari Rangers

Lesson: Geography

Class: Year 3/4 Year: 2019 - 2020

KS2 were visited today by a Safari ranger from Chester Zoo. 

In different workshops, the children in Year 5 and 6 learnt all about the impact of palm oil production on the plants and animals that live in South East Asian Rainforests and what we can do to help prevent it.  They discussed the importance of sustainability and the problems relating to palm oil production. 

In Year3/4 and Year 4 we learnt about the layers of rainforests and the types of animals that live there.  We looked at the skulls of a chimpanzee, a jaguar and a hornbill and discussed what their shape and their teeth told us about each animal.  After that we were shown images of deforestation and as a class we talked about how this would impact on the animals.  We then came up with suggestions of what we could do to help to stop it such as choosing products that are made from sustainable palm oil and recycling metal so that areas of rainforest are not cleared for mining.

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