Learning resources

Saving Wildcats is as much about people as it is wildcats, and a key focus of the partnership is working together to better understand how people can benefit from the presence of this iconic species.

A critical aspect of this work is increasing learners’ understanding of the threats that wildcats face, why they should love them and what they can do to protect them.

  • Online learning

    To support students’ learning and understanding of wildcat restoration efforts in Scotland we have created an online curriculum-linked session for primary schools through our lead partner’s online digital learning environment, ZOOdle. The session includes teacher notes for facilitators and takes approximately 50-60 minutes for learners to explore virtual content and complete follow up activities. This content supports flexible delivery, such as utilising expert pupil groupings, reading stations/rotations, linear paired progression, whole class review and discussions. This interdisciplinary contextual learning experience (IDL) cuts across many common themes including several Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes.


    To access to this session please email education@rzss.org.uk.


    For primary schools located in the Highlands, we can deliver an in-person session to follow up from this online session depending on your school’s location. To enquire about this possibility, please contact education@rzss.org.uk.

  • Visiting Highland Wildlife Park to learn more about the Saving Wildcats project

    We’re delighted to welcome learners to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park, where the Saving Wildcats project is based. From nursery to tertiary and beyond, encompassing both formal and informal learning, our team creates and delivers unique experiences for learners, encouraging excitement and exploration through interactive learning programmes and interpretation.


    As part of our charitable commitment to discovery and learning we are delighted to offer these visits classes at a special reduced rate. This price also gives you and your group admission to the park. All bookings are subject to a minimum payment of £40.

    If you are interested in visiting Highland Wildlife Park to learn more about the Saving Wildcats project please email education@rzss.org.uk.