Our Early Years and Foundation Studies (EYFS) programme is a young programme, just like its target audience of 0 to 5 year olds. Our Conservation Tots events have multiple benefits to children, their caregivers and the planet!

Ready, steady, GO… new Wildlife Champions come together to begin creation of a 10 mile Nature Recovery Corridor.

Cancel your Tuesday night plans… The Secret Life of the Zoo is back on TV next week with a brand NEW series!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is here and what better way to be looking after ourselves than through connecting with the natural world around us. But how can we be sure it actually benefits our mental health? Lead Conservation Social Scientist Dr. Andy Moss, talks to us about the science behind how nature can impact our wellbeing.

The zoo may be closed but that hasn’t stopped our work with schools.  Over the lockdown period we have engaged with thousands of schools and pupils via our virtual workshops , our live virtual zoo days and with our free online resources.  It’s been brilliant but we wanted to know if there was more that we could do.

We are very lucky here at Chester Zoo to work in partnership with a panel of education experts (Curriculum Advisory Panel) who help to direct our work making it as usable and relevant as possible for schools. With their advice we are really excited to announce our latest offering… 

Plant expert and Chester Zoo partner Joshua Styles hasn’t been slowed by the turbulent year of 2020.

We have lots of conservation topics that we are passionate about here at the zoo. Through our work with schools and our Curriculum Advisory Panel we know how important these topics are to teachers and pupils alike once they start to explore them in more detail. We’ve put together this collection of videos to help introduce some conservation conversations to your classrooms, PSHE sessions, form time or even to use in assemblies.

Our Virtual Zoo Visits are an amazing way for schools, teachers and pupils to stay connected with the zoo and the work that we do from anywhere in the world.

We love collaborating with partners to find new ways to connect with audiences and deliver our mission of preventing extinction. Through working in partnership we also provide a wide variety of benefits to our community; enabling people to gain skills, support their wellbeing and deliver their own education curricula.

AN AMAZING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Safety of course is our priority, and we’ve put lots of measures in place to ensure there’s social distancing around the zoo, but that doesn’t mean that a school visit can’t bring learning to life, be playful, and support everyone’s wellbeing.

Whether it’s watching the elephants playing in the water, hearing the lion ROAR, or finding out which animal is the smelliest (tapirs are pretty stinky!)…nothing brings learning about animals to life as much as seeing them here at Chester Zoo.

Students will learn lots by watching animals and reading some of the signs around the zoo. There’s so much to learn about! Here are our top tips for turning a school visit to the zoo into a learning adventure.