29/06/2017

Fancy finding out what goes on behind the scenes at Bristol Zoo?

Fancy finding out what goes on behind the scenes at Bristol Zoo? Well now is your chance.

During the school summer holidays Bristol Zoo is holding special two day courses for youngsters aged 8-12 who want to know more about what it takes to run a Zoo.

The courses are being held in July and August at the attraction’s Conservation and Education Centre and are called Zoo Conservation Academies.

They will give children the opportunity to find out about working with animals and protecting wildlife.

Youngsters will discover how the Zoo  manages the health of animals, how to design an enclosure and what it takes to be an animal keeper.

They will also learn how the animals are kept busy, why the Zoo studies animals in the wild and how they can get involved and help endangered species.

Dave Naish, education manager at Bristol Zoo, said: ”These courses are for children who love animals and would like to find out more about working with, and protecting, wildlife.

“They are a great opportunity for children to see what goes on behind the scenes and talk to zoo experts.”

Parents of children who have been on courses like these before say their youngsters have been truly inspired by them.

One said: “My daughter has not stopped talking about her two most amazing days ever!”

Another wrote: “My son just can’t wait to get back to school to tell everyone about it.”

The courses take place at the Zoo’s Conservation and Education Centre between 10am and 4.30pm each day on July 25/26 and August 22/23.

They cost just £100 for two days. Places can be booked by calling 0117 428 5441 or emailing education@bristolzoo.org.uk for more information.

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