Guided sessions for classes 1–2

The decisive factor for the success of extracurricular teaching is the direct nature experience of the children. The pupils themselves can observe the animals in environments close to nature and experience them with all their senses. Gaining interactive insights into the biology of an exciting place of learning, such as Zoo Berlin, particularly enhances the learning experience in order to provide schoolchildren with a better understanding of nature.

Questions upon questions:

This exciting, interactive tour through the zoo is particularly well suited for school trips. There are a lot of questions and conundrums to be solved. The pupils can test their knowledge and obtain new knowledge through observations and with playful activities. Depending on your requirements, the tour can be tailored in advance thematically or oriented towards selected animal species or groups.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena
  • Exploring and documenting the adaptedness of an animal to its habitat

Animal-human relationship

Popular animals from Walt Disney films

Balu, King Louie, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa ... Who doesn't really know the animals from 'The Jungle Book' and 'The Lion King'? Building on the prior knowledge that the children have gained from the cartoons, we take it to the next level by examining the realistic world of brown bears, orangutans, lions, meerkats, warthogs, etc.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena
  • Identifying animals and their typical characteristics

Domestic animals – livestock – farm animals

What differentiates domestic animals, farm animals and wildlife from each other? Why do humans keep animals and how has this changed over time? What are the wild variants of our farm animals or domestic animals? Our tour mostly takes place outdoors to clarify these and other questions. We also visit the petting zoo where pupils are allowed to feed the farm animals.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena
  • Identifying animals and their typical characteristics

Selected animal species

Monkeys, as they truly are!

Monkeys do indeed enjoy a lot of popularity with people, yet they often become too humanised and are even regarded as clowns. We try to shed the right light on primates and dispel prejudices against them by getting the pupils to describe the characteristics and behaviour of the various species of monkeys using their own observations.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena
  • Identifying animals and their typical characteristics

Specialists of a species

The central question of the guided session is: In which species of animal would the class like to become true specialists? We would be happy to advise you, since not all animal species are equally suited for a guided tour. The tour allows the pupils to learn all there is to know about the habitat, behaviour, food, etc. up to the other types of species that come into contact with their chosen species of animal.

Subject area:

  • Exploiting natural phenomena
  • Identifying animals and their typical characteristics