Wow! Well then Codebreakers, you’ve done it! You’ve made it to the final day of the challenge!
Hi there explorers! You’ve done SO well so far…it’s pretty exhausting all this travelling around, but it’s been AMAZING to see so many different species, hasn’t it?
Hope you managed to get a good night sleep. Did you dream in code and symbols again? It feels like we’re getting close to cracking the code now!
How’s it going codebreakers? Hope you enjoyed feasting on some yummy delights yesterday. Those recipes were sooooo tasty!
Have you been dreaming about those mysterious symbols as well?!
Perhaps it’s some sort of pledge, but there must be more to find! We’ll try to find some more today.
Good morning fellow rainforest explorers, Hope you slept well. We’re still a bit baffled about that strange note we found yesterday. Do you know what it might mean?
Now, let’s see, where are we today? It’s time to explore this new habitat to see where we’ve ended up this time!
So, you’ve worked hard all half term?
Now it’s time to PLAY!
We think play is REALLY important at the zoo and we especially like to play animal related games. We thought you might also like to try a few with your friends and family to understand more about animals and conservation but mainly just to have FUN!
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…
A great place to take your students to explore a South East Asian forest habitat in the middle of Chester Zoo! With free flying birds, primates, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and amazing plants, there’s so much to see and learn about.
Chester Zoo uses science in many countries around the world to conserve species in their natural habitats, this is known as in-situ conservation and at the same time we work here at the zoo and this is known as ex-situ conservation. By combining in-situ and ex-situ techniques we work towards our ultimate goal of preventing extinction.
There are many scientific studies that can help us better understand the animals in our care here at the zoo and those we are trying to conserve in the field, four of these studies are researching environmental conditions, animal behaviour, hormones and genetics.
We’ve put together this guide to using some of our science learning resources for you to use with your class.
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.
There are some fascinating creatures that are active at night. Enter the world of nocturnal animals to discover how they find their way around their environment, hunt and evade predators.
For all animals, there are three common necessities of life: finding food, finding a mate and avoiding being eaten. But some face the extra challenge of having to do all of that in the dark!
As humans we rely heavily upon our sense of sight, so we are going to explore the ways other animals have become adapted to life where there is a lot less light! Follow our step by step guide to investigate the world of nocturnal animals and find out how these amazing creatures use their super senses to navigate life in the dark.