Board Member

Stephen P. Woolard

Journal Editor: Stephen P. Woollard
Education Consultant

Stephen is currently a freelance zoo education consultant based in the UK. Stephen began his zoo career at Twycross Zoo in 1987 and returned there for a year as Head of Education from March 2015-February 2016. He was Assistant Head of Education at Bristol Zoo 1989-2003, followed by Head of Education at Dudley Zoo for 2 years before being Head of Discovery & Learning at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in Edinburgh 2005-2015. He has a Masters in Environmental Education and an Honours degree in Education and Biology, and has taught at Masters’ level. Stephen was a lead author, and represented IZE, on the WAZA Conservation Sub-Committee responsible for writing WZACS Building a Future for Wildlife’. He was on the UK Government Zoos Advisory Committee 2003-2015 and is Chair and Editor of the UK & Ireland Zookeepers Association ABWAK. Stephen is passionate about the natural world, learning and conservation, has an extensive collection of books and loves travelling and exploring the countryside at home and abroad.