From child to adult, there are powerful messages which can have lifelong impacts.
These messages are not restricted to the negative aspect of environmental issues, but importantly can include the positivity created from successful conservation projects and the recognition that each person can make a difference.
As with conservation work, education can take place both in situ and ex situ. In-situ education (within the natural habitat of the species) is part of Chester Zoo’s outreach programme.
Chester Zoo is also an effective ex situ educator, with many students visiting our taught sessions every year, and many visitors listening to our presenter talks within the Zoo. Education, is of course, the main aim of our interpretational materials within the Zoo.
Zoo education plans - KCMs
Outreach education slide show
Click below to view a 10 minute video about Painted Dog re-introduction in Mkomazi, Tanzania, and the importance of in situ education.