Simon Garrett, B.Sc.(Hons), FRGS, Head of Learning; Simon has worked full-time at the Zoo since June 1990. He led a six month expedition to Venezuela in 1989 after graduating in Biology from Bristol University. Simon has also been involved in field work in Zimbabwe and the Comoro Islands.
Dave Naish, BSc (Hons), Education Manager; Dave is a zoologist who joined the department, returning to the UK after 10 years living abroad. In Ecuador and Peru he worked as a guide and researcher in the rainforest. In 2000 he managed a research camp in the wilds of Tanzania.
Claudy Fox, BSc (Hons), PGCE, Senior Education Officer. Claudy joined the department in October 2002 but has worked previously as a Bristol Zoo Volunteer and summer Education Assistant. She has also worked at the BBC Natural History Unit, the conservation charity BTCV, and Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire. Claudy has worked in the field in Europe, Tanzania, and Costa Rica.
Debbie Berry BSc (Hons) Animal Science, PGCE, regional co-ordinator for the ANCMZA (zoo keepers course), Education Officer; Debbie joined the education team in January 2004. She previously worked as a college lecturer teaching animal care and equine studies has volunteered on Bristol Zoo Gardens' bird section. In 2001 she carried out field research in the Mata Atlantica Rainforest, Brazil.
Amy Bye, BSc (Hons), Education Officer; Amy joined the Zoo in 2005 after graduating in Zoology from Cardiff University. Amy started off her Zoo career in the Marketing Department but transferred to the Learning Department in 2006. As part of her degree, Amy has carried out field work on the coral reefs of Tobago.
Dan Cragg Bsc (Hons) Biology. Dan joined the Zoo in 2009 as a volunteer on Presentations before moving to Education in 2012. Dan has worked in a variety of sectors including shipping and the BBC before settling on his dream job at the Zoo. Dan is passionate about conservation and has lobbied to help protect the West Indian manatee for many years.