Outreach

Our Safari Ranger brings a little bit of the zoo to your school!

Is your school within a thirty minutes’ driving radius of Chester Zoo? If so, our Safari Ranger is ready and set to visit local primary, secondary, further education and special schools to deliver exciting interactive workshops to your students, for FREE!

Our intrepid Safari Ranger arrives in the Rangermobile and brings along brilliant biofacts for use in our workshops.

Elephant tusks, snake skins, macaw feathers, skulls, porcupine quills or ostrich eggs are just a few of the amazing biofacts which our Safari Ranger uses to teach your pupils about the natural world in our sessions which include interactive activities and, in some cases, a live invertebrate. Our artefacts really do bring a little bit of the zoo to you!

Take a look at the link below to see our range of Safari Ranger workshops

You’ll find our workshops great either as a stand-alone session or as preparation for your pupils’ visit to the zoo and we’re always happy to chat and discuss your needs beforehand so your pupils have the best possible experience from our visit.

Click here to read our teacher guidelines

 

To book a visit to your school, or for more information, you can contact our Safari Ranger by emailing safariranger@chesterzoo.org or by phone on 01244 389 738. Our Safari Ranger is out at schools for a good part of the day so leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

We’re sorry but under the terms of our sponsorship, we’re unable to visit schools outside of the 30 minutes’ driving radius of the zoo. But we offer great discounts for educational visits, so take a look at the relevant Key Stage on the left to see what workshops we offer in the zoo.

Our Safari Ranger project is a FREE, in-school service kindly supported by Halliwell Jones, Lord Leverhulme’s Charitable Trust, Urenco Capenhurst, Philip Barker Charity, NatWest, John Lewis Community Matters, The N Smith Charitable Settlement and Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundation.