Wildlife Academy

Wildlife Academies are two day workshops aimed at those wishing to expand their animal knowledge and pursue a future career in zoo keeping and conservation! All Academies will be led by our knowledgeable Education team who will be your guide throughout the day, they will be working with you side by side helping you learn and complete tasks. They will be there to answer any questions you may have.

The maximum numbers on each day will be limited to 10 students, this is so that we can focus on your personal development and give you the best experience. The Academies are split into three age brackets for age appropriate practical and classroom-based learning. The age brackets are as followed:

Wildlife Warriors (Aged 7-10)

  • Wildlife Warriors 2 day 12th/13th February and 2nd/3rd March (£150)
  • Maximum 10 participants
  • Singular day options available (£75)

Aimed at KS2 learners, this Academy is our youngest age bracket for mini zoo keepers. Packed full of interactive learning and working behind the scenes, it will be a day they will never forget. Get up close and personal with our minibeasts, get stuck in and muck out some of our smaller animal friends and work as a team to make some animal enrichment!

Exotic Explorers (Aged 11-14)

  • Exotic Explorers 2 day 14th/15th February and 16th /17th March (£150)
  • Maximum 10 partipants
  • Singular day options available (£75)

Aimed at KS3 learners, this Academy is for those wishing to gain more practical experience and to learn about the foundations of the zoo industry. It will compromise of both practical workshops and classroom-based learning covering a range of animal science-based topics. Practical experience can vary across multiple species across the zoo, but will include: working as a team to complete challenges such as mucking out, diet preparation, making enrichment and a scientific behavioural observation!

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