The University and the Zoo: Taking Action for Conservation and Sustainability Education

Running from
Last event: Friday 4 November 2022 at 12pm

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Storyhouse Climate

It is repeatedly stated this is the decade for action if we are to tackle the threats to our planet. Education and educators have pivotal role in supporting young people to access the skills and knowledge required to deal with the climate crisis. 

Join the team behind an innovative partnership who are collaboratively in pursuit of improving young people’s access to conservation and sustainability education. 

Charlotte Smith 
Charlotte is Director of Conservation Education at Chester Zoo. She has spent 20 years leading environmental and social justice education programmes in cultural organisations. She believes passionately in the role of well-planned education interventions in empowering people to fulfil their potential and shape the world for the better. Whether working on local grass root initiatives or large international campaigns, Charlotte enjoys collaborating with people, sharing ideas and building capacity in others.  

Uná Meehan
Uná Meehan is the Deputy Director of partnerships at the University of Chester and Vice Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Panel at Chester Zoo. Uná believes in the power of collaboration and making connections that will positively impact the long-term outcomes for people and the planet. For the past 7 years she has worked to include conservation and sustainability education across teacher training programmes.  



Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

Book now
Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Book now
Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

Book now
Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

Book now
On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

Book now
Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?

Cinema Shazam! Fury of The Gods (12A)

2 hrs 10 | AD | When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on earth, Shazam and his friends get thrust into battle with the fate of the world in their hands.

Book now
Cinema Meet Me In The Bathroom (15)

1 hr 48 | An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s where a new generation kick-started a musical rebirth.

Book now
Cinema Metropolis + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

2 hrs 30 | Tensions build between subterranean workers and pampered surface-dwellers so an android is created to re-establish control. But this creation, cannot be controlled…

Book now
On Stage Dee Sign Choir Performance
Garret Bar

Originally formed by Anne Hesketh in 1997 “Dee Sign” Choir performs in British Sign Language (BSL) to music.