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UK Education


In the UK, our Education Programme aims to reach children and young people both in schools and out, instilling a love of wildlife and helping to encourage personal, local action to help protect wild animals and their habitats around the world


If you would like Born Free to hold a workshop or assembly at your school, community group, event or club (either in person or remotely via video link) please get in touch. In addition, you can request a university guest speaker for your course or society. All of our educational workshops and talks are free of charge, but we may sometimes need to ask you to cover travel expenses if we are coming to speak in person. We welcome any fundraising you are able to carry out to help support our work.

For more information, please read our Education Brochure below. To book, fill out the form below and contact the Education Team.



Book Readings

You can also invite children’s author Jay Vincent to hold a virtual reading of The Shark Who Barked, a book that raises funds for Born Free. Suitable for KS1 and LKS2, Jay’s energetic and interactive reading will take you and your pupils on a magical adventure under the sea. Email  for more information.

Education Resources & Links

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Teaching Resources

We have a range of teaching resources and lesson plans suitable for primary and secondary students.
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School Events

Educational events focusing on wildlife and conservation, for schools and home learners.
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Visiting Zoos

For families and schools – if you're concerned about an upcoming zoo visit, we have resources for you.
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Great Debate

Tools for teachers to engage their students in meaningful debate about key wildlife or environmental topics.
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Creative Nature Programme

Find out more about Born Free's Creative Nature Programme, nurturing creativity to support wildlife conservation and welfare.
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University Guest Speaker

Book Born Free's Senior Wildlife Consultant for a university course, society event or student union activity.
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Fun Fundraising Ideas

Whether you're looking for ideas to do over a weekend or activities for your entire class or school, we have plenty of fun ways to raise money for charity.
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Hear the Roar!!

Hear the Roar!! is a free, biannual magazine created for primary schools. Sign-up here for your copy and check out previous issues.
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Hear The Roar XL

If you are a young animal lover or simply want to learn more about wildlife, sign-up for our monthly Hear the Roar Extra Loud email!