ZSL Animal Training and Welfare Careers Day

15 Sep 2018

This brand new, one-day event is aimed at students aged 13-18 who would like to gain an invaluable insight into the work of zoo professionals that work in animal care, training and welfare.

Students on the course will have the chance to meet zoo behaviour and training experts, animal care specialists and an animal welfare officer. These professionals will not only talk about their work and their careers, but lead students round a carousel of practical activities designed to give a realistic impression of the life and work of zoo professionals and how to achieve this career goal.

Participants will gain an understanding of how ZSL implements behavioural management techniques to improve the welfare of our animals. Students will have the unique chance to construct enrichment items for a specified animal and evaluate their behaviour, witness live training demonstrations and set up a new enclosure taking into account the individual’s needs.

Dates 

The event will be on Saturday 15th September 2018 at ZSL London Zoo.

Tickets cost £120 per student. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and please be aware that they tend to sell quickly.

Once payment has been received, you will be contacted by a member of staff within 5 working days. They will send you a Parental Consent form. Once this has been completed and returned, you will then be sent a confirmation letter to secure your place on the course. Without a completed consent form, your place on the course cannot be confirmed.  Please see terms and conditions for further details.

There are a limited number of funded tickets available to this course if you are in full-time education and in receipt of free school meals. To apply for one of these places, please email zooacademylz@zsl.org

 

Schedule for the day

The full-day event will begin at 10am with arrival and last until 4.30pm. Below is an example schedule of activities for the day, although please be aware that these are subject to change with no notice. Each student will attend each session but they may not be in this order.

 

 

Animal Training and Welfare Careers Day

From 10.00

Arrival, name badges and refreshments

10.30

Animal Careers Talk

11.15

Session 1: The Theory Behind Animal Training

12.15

Session 2: Animal Training Practical Demonstration *

13.15

Lunch

14.00

Session 3: The Importance of Enrichment for Animal Welfare

15.00

Session 4: Welfare Considerations in Animal Management

16.00

Summary and Questions



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Terms and Conditions

Applications to this event will close when all places are full or on the Wednesday before the event, whichever is sooner. Please be aware that places will be filled on a first come, first served basis and do tend to sell out quickly.

Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.

We will aim to acknowledge your application and payment within 5 working days and you will be sent a parental consent/consent form to complete the booking process. 

*This day does not include contact with live animals. The event is intended to be a learning experience and provides the opportunity to understand more about the roles of animal professionals.

Please contact zooacademylz@zsl.org to be added to our mailing list for information about this or similar events.

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