The call for proposals for the 2022-2023 programme of Science and Conservation Events is now closed.


An essential part of ZSL’s work is facilitating communication and engagement between scientists, conservationists and the public through the Science and Conservation events programme. We aim to create opportunities for mutual learning and understanding of science and conservation as solutions to global challenges, raise the profile of ZSL as a world- leading centre of excellence for conservation science, and generate support for ZSL. Our events provide a platform for ZSL staff and students to share insights that benefit wildlife, people, and the environment. Internally, these events aim to develop capacity and skills which enable ZSL staff, students, and external participants to successfully engage with the public and communicate their work. This programme falls under a wider remit of embedding a culture of public engagement with science across ZSL to create opportunities for collaborative working. 

Format of Events

This year, we want to create a hybrid programme of online and in person events, tailoring each to their appropriate format, with the aim of reconnecting with local communities and scientific institutions, and maintaining the connection with, and accessibility for, our online audiences. The events will be held on the second Tuesday of the month between October 2022 – May 2023 (but there will not necessarily be one each month) and run from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. They are open to all at no charge.

All further information can be found in the proposal form.

Download our Proposal form for a ZSL Science and Conservation Event

Please email your proposal by 5 August 2022 to Eleanor Darbey at

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel, and the final decision will be made in August 2022. If you have any queries or would like to discuss an event prior to submitting, please get in touch.