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Add Sustainability to your curriculum

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Old Macdonald’s Farm is very proud at having won in the past a Visit England Award for Sustainable Tourism, and for 2016 will be promoting this vital topic in all educational visits. You will be aware that we are members of BIAZA (British and Irish Association for Zoos and Aquariums) and were participants in the preparation of the acclaimed Sustainability Guidelines for Zoos prepared by that body. A fundamental part of those policies is Education and that is why in 2016 will make this part of your school or group visit.

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With this forthcoming winter likely to be warm and wet this will be a subject close to people’s minds, and children are certainly aware and eager to learn. Whether this strange weather is part of a long term pattern of climate change or unusual circumstances, there is no recognised scientific authority who can dispute that activities by human kind is having a detrimental impact on the environment and we would love to talk through what we are doing to counter this in our actions, and what you can do too.

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If we can help you, whether or not you are visiting the farm, just ring us on 01277 375177 and discuss with our keen and eager management team sustainability, climate change and the environment. We would love to help.