Arignar Anna Zoological Park has established Zoo School in the year 1998 with the mission to educate the public about the importance of wildlife and its conservation. Zoo School conducts various educational awareness programme throughout the year. Special Zoo orientation is being given to the visiting schools briefing the importance of wildlife conservation and various functions of the zoo.
Zoo Outreach Programme
Aims to promote extensive conservation education targeting the students in rural, suburban and distant areas. Exclusive Lecture series, camps, and workshops are conducted in the schools/colleges in the targeted outreach area.
Zoo Ambassador Programme
Zoo Ambassador programme is conducted throughout the year. Zoo Ambassador programme is an excellent interactive on the field knowledge transfer programme mentored by the field experts. The students will be provided with educational kit. In the schedule of the programme the students will discover various aspects of the animal kingdom in detail briefing on the importance of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes and Butterflies in separate sessions by the experts. At the end of the programme students will be titled as “Zoo Ambassadors of Vandalur Zoo” and they will be provided with certificate, badge and Zoo passport which includes 10 free Zoo visits to Zoo up to a period of 1 year. The students will get access to Zoo Newsletter and they can also contribute their work under Zoo Ambassador Corner of Zoo Newsletter. The Zoo Ambassadors will become the Ambassador of vandular zoo and involve themselves in educating their School, family and friends carry the message of conservation of wild animals.
Zoo club activities are conducted regularly at the Zoo and the Zoo Volunteers gets involved themselves in various activities like cleaning, screening of plastics from the visitors, clearing the dry debris near the enclosures, painting and decorating the wall around the Zoo Campus.
Zoo School is also involved in conducting special In-house training for Government officials, Department staff, Professionals, Researchers and Students.
Special themed Workshop
Special themed workshop for adults, professionals, college & school students will be conducted throughout the year. Wildlife photographic Workshop, Bird painting, Birds & Bird Identification workshop were conducted recently. Registration of the workshop will be hosted on the Zoo website.