Our interactive workshops includes hands-on artefacts and activities. It’s fun for everyone so teachers participate too.

Our workshops are for groups of up to 30 students.


Act for Wildlife

The second biggest threat to animal survival after habitat loss is poaching. This workshop looks at the illegal wildlife trade of five iconic species, Chester Zoo’s global conservation efforts to prevent this, and most importantly what we can do to make a difference.

Talking Rubbish

Every year the UK produces 31 million tonnes of household rubbish. This workshop focuses on the effects this rubbish is having on our environment and endangered animals, and looks at what we can all do to reduce our impact on the planet, using rainforest and UK shoreline case studies.

We Need the Rainforest


Rainforests are being destroyed at the rate of a football pitch every 3 seconds. In this workshop you’ll learn about the importance of the rainforests to us.

We’ll also discuss the layers of the rainforest and which animals we would expect to find there. Finally you will learn what we can do to protect this amazing habitat.

Life Cycles

What is a life cycle? During this interactive workshop we will explore what is a life cycle using examples of mammals, amphibians and insects. With the use of ‘whose eggs’ and mystery objects your students will learn how diverse the animal kingdom is and the varying ways in which animals grow.


To book a visit to your school, or for more information, you can get in touch on our Safari Ranger hotline on 01244 389 738 or email safariranger@chesterzoo.org