Chester Zoo is offering free tickets for more than 42,000 children, in a bid to get young people involved in conservation. Free places are available for pupils from reception age to year 13, for weekday visits between 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2020, during the Cheshire West and Chester region term time.
The tickets are offered as part of the Zoo’s annual education campaign to raise awareness of endangered species and to get young people interested in all aspects of conservation.
Charlotte Smith, Head of Discovery and Learning at Chester Zoo, said:
“A visit to the zoo can inspire those lifelong connections with nature that will help our society move towards a more sustainable future.
With one million species fighting extinction worldwide, every one of us needs to act for wildlife.
We absolutely know it’s not too late to solve this crisis.
As a conservation and education charity, we’re proud to be in a position to give more tickets away for free to school groups than we’ve ever done before.”
By the end of February 2020, the Zoo estimates that more than 100,000 children will have benefited from the scheme, since it began in 2017.
The zoo would like to encourage schools who have not taken up the offer before, to apply in 2019.
There is a maximum capacity of bookings per day to avoid overcrowding and make sure that every child and visitor can get around the Zoo comfortably.
For more information and bookings go to: https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/book-your-school-visit/
For details of workshops and free educational resources go to: www.chesterzoo.org/education