Twycross Zoo Biology Seminar

Biology students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull got a crash course in evolution during a recent fieldtrip to Twycross Zoo.

35 A level Biology students went on the trip and attended a seminar run by zoo experts. As well as looking at evolution, the students explored animal classification. The topics discussed are useful additions to their A level studies.

The visit also gave students the opportunity to explore the zoo and see the many animals that live at Twycross. It is a zoo particularly famous for its many species of primates, including bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans.

Amy Reiner, Assistant Curriculum Leader for Natural Sciences, commented:

“This is the second year we have done this trip with Biology students and we are grateful to the staff at Twycross Zoo for giving up their time to offer interesting and highly relevant seminars. What they learned will help the students in their second year studies in September.”

This trip followed hot on the heels of a DNA Masterclass offered by The Science Team, which saw students extracting their own DNA from cheek cells and using university level equipment like micropipettes, centrifuges and a PCR machine to analyse that DNA.

13 July 2017