Date and time

Saturday 6 May, 13 May and 20 May 2023
10.30am - 12.30pm




Chester Zoo


Join our Zoo Rangers to find out more about field skills and ecology.

Join us over three days for an exciting introduction into field skills and ecology. Over the length of the course you’ll be introduced to a range of skills used by our expert ecologists and field teams and will have to the ability to get hands on in our nature reserve.

A typical skills course may look like this (please note topics, timings and locations may vary):

10:30am – drop off at our learning space
10:45am – introduction to topic
11:00am – activity out in the zoo
11:30am – talk on how to develop skills
11:45am – out in the zoo practicing specific skills
12:15pm – final questions and feedback
12:30pm – pick up

Who is it for? This skills course is for young people in secondary school years 7-9. Young people should be booked into the school year group they are currently in. The school year runs from 1 September – 31 August.

What is included? 3 x morning sessions at the zoo (10.30am-12.30pm). Lunch is not included.


Our Junior Skills Courses do not include any hands-on contact with any of the animals in the zoo, or behind-the-scenes access to any keeper areas.

If you have any queries, please email us at

We’ve got lots of events on offer which are suitable for a variety of ages. Keep an eye on our events page to discover more.