Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo

Kirsty White – Psychology Teacher

On Thursday 06 July, Psychology students went to Marwell Zoo to attend an Animal Behaviour conference. Students were given the opportunity to see how the concepts we cover in lessons apply to the zoo and how psychology contributes to the conservation efforts made by Marwell. Students then had the opportunity to apply their research method skills to designing and conducting a comparative study on two species of their choice. They then presented their findings to one another and considered the limitations of their studies. Our students were amazing all day and enjoyed their time exploring the zoo independently (and the gift shop!).