Dartmoor Zoo EcoPerch Classroom

Location: Devon

Form of Contract: Commercial

Dartmoor Zoo is set within 33 acres of Devon woodland is home to an exciting array of wild animals such as tigers, wolves, bears and lions, all cared for by a professional and dedicated team of keepers and rangers. The zoo is famed, too, for being the inspiration for the Hollywood film ‘We Bought A Zoo’ starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. The story of how Dartmoor Zoo was saved from financial ruin by the courageous and now legendary Mee family is a moving and inspiring one, and so it goes without saying that the park has a large following of loyal supporters from both local and wider communities.

Exploration and Education at Dartmoor Zoo…

Dartmoor Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to completely immerse themselves into the lives and habitats of the special animals they keep. The zoo’s extensive and ground-breaking work in animal conservation has long been recognised within the academic community and they are well known for educating school children, with an extensive learning programme available. As part of a new educational project, supported by the zoo’s academic collaborator Plymouth University, Blue Forest were immensely proud to have designed and constructed Dartmoor Zoo’s new multi-functional eco-Classroom.

The ecoPerch uses design to generate passion…

Set within the heart of the park, amongst the animal enclosures, the sides of the eco-Classroom are shaped into perfect curves by natural cedar shingles. Young and inquisitive minds will love the unique shape of the structure and its modern style perfectly reflects the fresh approach to education and training that the Zoo incorporates. Large folding doors slide open to reveal a bright and airy interior with engaging vinyl graphics on the walls and plenty of space for presentations and workshops. A small meeting room to the back of the eco-Classroom provides a separate area for individual reviews and small group assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Exploration and Education at Dartmoor Zoo…

    Dartmoor Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to completely immerse themselves into the lives and habitats of the special animals they keep. The zoo’s extensive and ground-breaking work in animal conservation has long been recognised within the academic community and they are well known for educating school children, with an extensive learning programme available. As part of a new educational project, supported by the zoo’s academic collaborator Plymouth University, Blue Forest are immensely proud to have designed and constructed Dartmoor Zoo’s new multi-functional eco-Classroom.

    Using environmental design to generate passion…

    Set within the heart of the park, among the animal enclosures, the sides of the eco-Classroom are shaped into perfect curves and finished using natural cedar shingles. Young and inquisitive minds will love the unique shape of the structure and its modern style perfectly reflects the fresh approach to education and training that the Zoo incorporates. Large folding doors slide open to reveal a bright and airy interior with engaging graphics on the walls and plenty of space for presentations and workshops. A small meeting room to the back of the eco-Classroom provides a separate area for individual reviews and small group assessments.

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