Free School Talks and Workshops

DSWF has been delivering free of charge assemblies, talks and workshops to schools, youth groups and children’s clubs for over 20 years. Education is one of the Foundation’s key strategic pillars. Our aim is to help create conservation advocates for the future, to ensure the long term survival of the world’s most endangered species. Before this can happen, we believe young people need to learn the knowledge and skills required to be able to do this, including confidence, vocabulary, oracy and literacy.

Key information about our offer

You can now book a session 5 days a week, either face to face depending on your location. We are also happy to support whole school assemblies, and more informal settings such as libraries. Our talks are free but a donation to the Foundation will always gratefully received and will go towards the protection of endangered species. We can work with you to tailor something that is appropriate for your group of young people or you can choose from our menu of talks and longer workshops.

To see a sample of what is on offer by age group please click the relevant link below:

To book a member of the DSWF education team to deliver a talk or workshop at your school, or for more information, please email [email protected].

Feedback from Teachers

“We loved the interaction in the assembly… The link to habitats was perfect because it covers all three year group’s science curriculum.”

Gemma, Ewhurst School

The children were so inspired, they started to write tiger facts and we had a tiger themed show and tell. Your session was perfect, just the right length of time on the carpet and the mask making was great.” Maria, Woodlea Primary

It was lovely having you and the children really enjoyed the session… it was very organised, the right length for the children’s age and lovely activities. I am already thinking about next year!”

Carla, St Francis Ventnor

Feedback from children

We had fun making the animal habitats… when I grow up, I want to work at an animal charity and help animals.”

“I really enjoyed your talk about the endangered animals and I never knew that there were not many tigers left.”

DSWF offers curriculum-relevant content for all ages. Please click on the sections below to find out more.

  • rhino and calf photographed by andrew white


    The following talks, assemblies, and wildlife workshops are designed for children in Reception.

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  • indian rhino photographed by matt armstrong-ford

    Key Stage 1

    The following curriculum-linked talks and workshops are designed for school children in Key Stage 1 (KS1).

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  • painted dogs photographed by colin mccluney

    Key Stage 2

    The following wildlife related talks and workshops are designed for Key Stage 2 (KS2), lower and upper years.

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  • asian elephant

    Key Stages 3 & 4

    DSWF’s Education Manager delivers curriculum-relevant wildlife talks, workshops or assemblies free of charge.

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