To celebrate British Science Week 2020, our team of experts will be running lots of special events and activities throughout the week for schools. Discover how we use science to help us conserve endangered animals in the zoo and in the wild and inspire your students to become the next generation of conservation scientists
Zoo Rangers and science team: Evening meet
Do you have students age 15- 18 interested in animal behaviour and welfare, veterinary and reproductive biology? On Wednesday 11 March we are giving students the chance to come and meet our team of science experts to find out about their job role and career pathways. It’s also an opportunity to meet other young people with a shared interest in conservation. This is an early evening event taking place in Bembe Coffee Shop from 4.15.
Zoo Rangers: Meet the Scientists
As part of programme of events for British Science Week we are running Meet the Scientist sessions, an opportunity for a 15 minute Q+A with one of our conservation scientists. These 15 minute sessions are available in the week between 11-12 and are FREE but booking is essential. Perfect for school groups!
Zoo Rangers: Drop-in
Come and find our Zoo Rangers between 10.30- 2pm during British Science Week in Dragons in Danger. At Chester Zoo our mission is “Preventing Extinction” and we Act for Wildlife all around the world. One of the ways that we do this is by monitoring species of all shapes and sizes out in the wild. Explore the science behind monitoring animals, from a tiny Bermuda snail through to a five metre high giraffe!
No booking necessary
If you’re visiting the zoo with a SCHOOL GROUP during British Science Week, you could take part in one of our AMAZING 30 minute workshops!
Nutrition and Digestion
For primary groups we recommend Nutrition & Digestion where your students will investigate animal diets before experiencing the journey of a piece of food through the digestive system of a giraffe.
Science and Careers at Chester Zoo
Science and Careers at Chester Zoo is the ideal session for secondary groups. In this workshop students will explore the range of scientific jobs available at the zoo, investigating the skills, experience and qualifications required for these roles.
Applied Conservation Genetics
In this session for Post-16 groups we explore the work of our Living with Tigers project team in Nepal, who are helping to reduce human-wildlife conflict using the latest gene technology. Students will use scientific skills to prepare a faecal sample for DNA analysis and investigate the theory behind PCR and gel electrophoresis.
British Science Week 2020
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