Working with Wildlife (14-19yr olds)
July 26 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 3:00 pm£150.00
Teen/Young Adult Learning
Secret World are a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We share this knowledge with those who have a keen interest in learning more about caring for wildlife as well as those in a professional capacity, such as veterinary surgeons and nurses.
We offer a number of courses focusing on wildlife first aid and rehabilitation. Our latest addition to our courses is a 3 day short course for young people looking to get an introduction into working with wildlife.
Our Wildlife Course for young people is suitable for anyone aged 14-19 years old who has an interest in wildlife. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to study ecology, conservation or veterinary science.
This Wildlife Course for young people will be run over 3 days with 4 hours of teaching (plus breaks) on each day. Each day consists of a mixture of lectures and hands on practical sessions.
Explore your passion for wildlife, check out the dates and course details below and book your place today.
Those attending the course will receive a printed certificate in SWWR Working with Willdife. As an extra incentive, those attending will also receive a voucher for £10 off the SWWR ‘Introduction to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation’ book.
Course Tutors: George Bethell (Learning and Engagement Officer at SWWR) and Gemma Payton (Head of Volunteering) with course materials prepared by Sarah Tingvoll and Daniel Bryant (Animal Care Section Leaders SWWR) and Charlotte Wroe (Wildlife Release Coordinator SWWR).
£150 for 3 day course
Date: 26th-28th July 2023 10am – 3pm
Day 1 – Introduction to treating British Wildlife (5 hours)
- Why do we treat British Wildlife?
- Health, Safety and Biosecurity
- Rescue equipment
- Animal handling
- Volunteering practical
Day 2 – Caring for and treating British Wildlife (5 hours)
- Assessment and first aid
- Caring for young animals
- Caring for Adult birds
- Caring for Adult mammals
Day 3 – Ready for Release (5 hours)
- Wildlife rehabilitation
- Soft release techniques
- Hard release techniques
- Post-release monitoring
- Camera trapping
- Careers session
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