Students from George Heriot’s School at ‘Born Free Forever’, an exhibition opening today at The Meadows in Edinburgh by international wildlife charity, Born Free, aiming to raise awareness of threats facing the lion population. Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

School Events


Take a look what’s coming up this year!

Born Free’s educational events are free and perfect for school groups and home-educators. Get in touch with any queries or for more details ,including curriculum-links and suggested learning objectives

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Upcoming Events:

Last Chance to Paint – Capybara & The Amazon

A capybara swimming in waterDate: 18th June 2024

Time: 1.30pm

Time to get creative! Join Born Free and artist John Dyer, founder of environmental art project, Last Chance To Paint. Students can paint along live with John to create their own Amazon masterpiece, whilst learning amazing facts about the world’s largest rodent – the capybara – from the Born Free Education Team. Have your students’ questions answered all about wildlife and learn about John’s expedition to meet the Yawanawá tribe deep in the Amazon rainforest.

Suggested age-range: KS1 & KS2

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Past events

A colourful painting of two parrots

Last chance to paint

Artist John Dyer created some amazing artwork during our interactive art webinar Paint A Rainforest.

Find out more about Last Chance To Paint here and check back soon for future webinars where you can paint along live with John.

Watch John’s Art come to life


Virginia McKenna sitting on the ground under a tree at the grave of Elsa the lionessIn Conversation with Virginia McKenna

Earlier this year our very own Dame Virginia McKenna hosted a webinar for schools.

Watch ‘In conservation with Virginia McKenna’

You can also watch previous education events on our Resources Hub.

Past Webinars

Find out more about Born Free’s regular webinars and exciting events coming up on our Events Page.


Please see our Child Protection Risk Assessment for online webinars.

Child Protection Risk Assessment