Under the supervision of Uudo Timm, a zoologist recognized in Estonia and a researcher of flying squirrels, the zoological circle – “The world through the eyes of a mammal” – has been operating in Tallinn Zoo for the fifth year. In the circle class, young people gain knowledge about zoology, ecology, nature conservation, get to know the animals living in Estonian nature and in the Tallinn Zoo, do practical work and hike both in Veskimetsa and further afield. A few years ago, a student from this class found a new mammal species for Estonia – the wild lemming. We organize a summer camp for the students of the School of Science in some interesting places in Estonia – next summer it will take place in Pivaroots.
Today, many students of the zoology circle who started in the senior year of elementary school have grown up and moved on, which is why we are looking for new people interested in this circle. There are children interested in nature in every school, which was also shown by the nature-themed memory game of the schools that took place before the break, but it is difficult to find them.
The interest round takes place in the zoo’s environmental education center on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Uudo Timm will hold two demonstration classes to introduce the ring to new enthusiasts – they will take place on March 21 and 28 at 4 p.m. in the zoo’s Kopra class.
To participate in the sample lessons, we ask students to inform themselves at the e-mail address email@example.com , and they can also get additional information from Leelo Kurbel.
Until now, the zoo has been able to keep tuition fees and camp prices as low as possible, so that the nature circle is accessible to every child. In addition, the student of the zoo’s nature school can visit the zoo for free even every day. Additional information about the zoo’s interest groups and youth club can be found on the website https://tallinnzoo.ee/huviringid/