We want to recognise those who go above and beyond to educate the next generation about conservation, so we each year we celebrate conservation success with our Chester Zoo Conservation School Awards, celebrating excellence across the whole education sector.

If your staff member, team or school achieved something special during the past couple of years, we want to hear about it! The Chester Zoo Conservation School awards are a fantastic way to celebrate your achievements with colleagues, boost morale and gain wider recognition for your hard work and successes.

Find out more about our 2022 winners and the categories below:

Outstanding Conservation Educator

Do you know a member of staff who has found an innovative way to teach conservation that helps pupils understand more about the world around them and take conservation action? Then tell us about it! We’re looking for educators who’ve made children excited about saving the world.

Outstanding Conservation School

Are you proud of the way your school has sparked a passion for wildlife and conservation in your pupils? Have you been working with the local community to create a culture of conservation? Do all your children love coming to school? Have you changed your curriculum to put the conservation of nature and our planet at its heart?

Outstanding Conservation Initiative

Do you know of an innovative project or initiative that has helped pupils understand more about the world around them or work together to achieve conservation action? Then tell us about it! We’d love to hear about all the incredible conservation initiatives your schools have developed.



Entry is FREE and is open to all schools throughout the UK. Nominations can be made for multiple categories but a separate nomination form must be completed for each category. Click here for our full terms and conditions.

Shortlisted nominees for 2023 will be invited to a celebration evening at the zoo in July 2023 where the winners will be announced



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