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06 03/06/2018 - 06/06/2018

Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference 2018

3 - 6 June 2018

We’re really happy to be hosting the next REEC here at Chester Zoo.

From Sunday 3 June through to Wednesday 6 June we’ll be opening up our gates to the UK’s finest animal welfare heroes to showcase why REEC is the leading enrichment conference!

Hear from the UK’s leading experts on the latest animal enrichment techniques and the most up-to-date environmental developments, whilst in the company of like-minded individuals. REEC creates a productive environment to learn and share your best practice, and we can guarantee you’ll leave full of energy, with some solid practical ways you can improve the lives of animals in your care.

We’ll be releasing the agenda soon, so keep an eye on our website, but we can guarantee it’ll be packed full of innovative and practical guidance!

There are a few ways you can join us for REEC, options are listed below:

  • Join us for the full 3 day conference - £160
  • Join us for just one of the days - £60 per day

Take a look at the shedule for the full three days, here. You can also join us for a Safari BBQ on Tuesday 5 June after the conference, where Curator of Mammals Tim Rowlands will be sharing his expertise from working at Chester Zoo for over 30 years; with a wide variety of welfare and husbandry achievements under his belt. Additional cost for the Safari BBQ is £20.

Organisers of this conference invite the submission of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. If you would like to submit your abstract please fill in this form and submit to

Click here to book your tickets online

If you have any queries, or would like to pay by cheque/bank transfer or require a VAT invoice, please contact Rose on


We have secured a favourable rate for attendees at The Hallmark Inn, opposite Chester train station. We have a limited number of single rooms for £50 BB for an economy room or £60 BB for a classic room, and we also have double rooms available for £60 BB.

Please quote ‘Chester Zoo’ when you call to book. You can reach The Hallmark Inn on 0330 028 3424 to book your room

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