School trips to Chester Zoo will be free from November 2017 to February 2018 in a bid to encourage a new generation of conservationists.
Speaking to the local newspaper, Head of discovery and learning at the zoo Charlotte Smith said: “Conservation is critical and now is the time to act for wildlife. We won’t stand back. We know that visiting a zoo improves people’s understanding of biodiversity and the living world. We want to encourage as many schoolchildren through our gates as possible. It could be the key to protecting the living world around us.
School groups are asked to pre-book, with a maximum capacity of bookings per day to avoid overcrowding and ensure every child and visitor is able to enjoy a world class experience. A range of post-visit learning resources for schools are also available at:
Image source – Chester zoo Education