Next Event: November 2017
Level: S5 - S6 Students
Bookings will open for this event in September 2017
Global Classroom Conferences
One-day student conferences held at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Your school can apply to take part in a day of interactive workshops based in and around the park. The conference is FREE as part of the charitable objectives of RZSS.
About Global Classroom
The Global Classroom Initiative began in 2005 as a way to engage upper secondary school students with Global Citizenship and Environmental issues. The aim is to foster responsible citizens, successful learners, confident individuals and effective contributors to both Scottish society and beyond. Due to the success of this event for upper secondary, it was later expanded into lower secondary.
Secondary Global Classroom events currently occur biannually:
November - S5-S6 Conference
February - S1-S4 Conference
Due to our limited capacity each school can bring a maximum of 15 students
Each year the students have a series of talks and interactive workshops throughout the day linking to the theme of the conference. The students also have some time to experience Edinburgh Zoo and there is optional Panda viewing on each day.
Details and dates of the conference will be announced approximately two months prior to the event, after which interested schools are welcome to apply for places.
To register interest in the Global Classroom Conference and to be added to our mailing list please email [email protected]
To date the themes for the conferences have been:
2007 – Climate Change – myth or reality?
2008 – Surviving Climate Change? – adapting to change
2010 – Biodiversity is Life
2011 – Invasive Species – Living with the alien threat