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STEM Events Series

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations, creating over 14 million jobs between now and 2023.

The top most well-paid graduate jobs are in the STEM industry. And yet uptake of STEM subjects at A-level and university nationally remains low and male-dominated, with only 12% of students studying STEM subjects at university being women and only 3% of them entering a STEM-based career. 

Through a programme of  STEM activities delivered through lessons, activities, trips, lectures and competitions, students throughout the entire school, from nursery to A-level, have the opportunity to be inspired and to learn more about these subjects and careers they lead to.

Our STEM events are ever-evolving and ever-changing,  see below a full list and check back regularly for updates.

Zoolab Workshop - Year 7 & 8

Established for over 20 years, Zoolab are the UK's number 1 animal handling experience company with a national network of rangers and an 'animal team' that are on hand to visit schools to bring people closer to nature, and stimulate an interest in science, nature and learning. 

Zoolab workshops in schools are highly curriculum-driven, delivering educational experiences across all subjects and explaining the concepts of science in ways that children can see and touch, creating a fun, stimulating learning environment.

ZooLab are all about working with animals to amaze, educate, inspire – and reach defined goals. In everything they do, animals are at the centre of things.  Their rangers, live with and care for their animals at home: they are not items to be put away in a box, but are part of their lives.  The rangers want their animals to be part of other people's lives too.

This Biodiversity workshop talks of the variety of life on the planet. It informs about the difference in levels of biodiversity around the world and warns of the dangers to the balance of nature. It will explain the range of species concerning the ZooLab animals giving an idea as to how diverse these creatures really are.

This workshop will look at - 

• Insects a diverse group of animals

• The high biodiversity of the Rainforest

• Diversity of Arachnids

• Life in the Water

• Diversity of Amphibians

• Habitat destruction, pesticides and the trade in animals

Date: May 2020