KS3 Workshops

Chester Zoo and Conservation

Conservation is what we’re all about - we do it here in the zoo and all around the world!

Using case studies from our conservation programs, some fascinating customs artefacts and iPads, we’ll get your students to investigate the threats to biodiversity and look more closely species affected by the Illegal Wildlife Trade and the unsustainable production of palm oil in South East Asia.

This interactive workshop looks at the role the modern zoo plays in conserving endangered species through education, science, breeding programs and in-situ conservation (to name but a few).

Age group:  Key Stage 3 
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 25 pupils
Meeting point: Learning Centre

Curriculum links:


Working Scientifically

Experimental skills and investigations

  • ask questions and develop a line of enquiry based on observations of the real world, alongside prior knowledge and experience

Genetics and evolution

  • the importance of maintaining biodiversity
  • changes in the environment which may leave individuals within a species, and some entire species, less well adapted to compete successfully and reproduce, which in turn may lead to extinction


Human and Physical Geography

  • understand how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems

Please note: Chester Zoo discovery workshops can be adapted to your learners needs and abilities, please speak to one of the team to find out more.

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