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Secret World Wildlife Rescue

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New Road, East Huntspill
Highbridge , Somerset TA9 3PZ United Kingdom
01278 783250 www.secretworld.org

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March 2019

10:00 am – 11:30 am | March 27 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Owlets toddler group

Inspire your little ones’ love for nature and wildlife during our regular toddler group.

Owlets sessions are fun and interactive, and will encourage 2-4 year olds to learn about the natural environment through stories, games, outdoor activities, crafts, and play.   Join us during term time on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 10-11.30am.   £6 per child.  Younger siblings that are not participating are also welcome free of charge.  Ticket price includes a drink, snack, and a hot drink for the adults. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  All children…

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April 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | April 7 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 1

Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

This wildlife course is for people wishing to know more about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and introduce them to some of the methods we use at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course also forms the basis and introduction to the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. Children of 14 years and over are welcome, provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. During this course we will be discussing the ethics of wildlife care and the…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | April 9 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wild Academy: Nature Detectives

Inspire your children’s curiosity and love of British wildlife.

What signs do animals leave behind?  We’ll be investigating footprints, droppings, owl pellets and tracks during this fun-packed session.  They’ll be plenty of activities to keep even the most enthusiastic adventurers entertained. We’ll be walking along muddy and uneven paths to Millennium wood (20min walk) on the lookout for tracks and signs.  Sturdy waterproof shoes and warm waterproof clothing are essential.   All accompanied children welcome, best suited for children aged 5-11. £6 per child.  Ticket price includes a drink and…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | April 16 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wild Academy: Spring Babies

Inspire your children’s curiosity and love of British wildlife.

In spring, we look after lots of baby orphaned animals, from fox cubs to tiny hedgehogs.  Discover how we look after our youngest casualties, and find out how animal babies differ, through games, crafts, outdoor activities and video footage.   All accompanied children welcome, best suited for children aged 5-11. £6 per child.  Ticket price includes a drink and biscuit, and a hot drink for the adults.    Wild Academy workshops are our school holiday activities, where children can learn about…

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm | April 20 – April 22 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Annual Easter Fun Day

A fun family day out to raise vital funds for British Wildlife

Join us for some family fun at Secret World this Easter and discover our family trail through our beautiful countryside surroundings. Meet our resident birds of prey and hear their stories Enjoy fascinating talks about the animals we help Games and nature activities for all the family Get creative and paint your own pixie door BBQ and market stalls Saturday 20th April, Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April 10am – 4pm  

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10:00 am – 4:30 pm | April 28 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course for Veterinary Professionals

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training

This wildlife course is designed for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses and looks at the ethical problems relating to wildlife casualties and the possible consequences of their release. Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest.  The course, led by Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), includes Triage which is the process by which we decide which animals we…

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May 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | May 3 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Migration

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   We will be outside during this session, walking along muddy paths.  Please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our…

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm | May 24 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Home Educators: Migration

A great opportunity for families who home educate to learn about British wildlife and the environment, to meet new friends and have fun!

Each 2 hour session will give children and their parents the chance to find out more about our native wildlife, play games, make crafts and take part in outdoor activities.   £6 per child, £4 for additional siblings.   Best suited to children aged 5-11 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.   We will be outside during this session, walking along muddy paths.  Please bring warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.   Please note: Although our…

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– | May 25 – May 27 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

August 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm | August 24 – August 26 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

September 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | September 14 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 1

Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

This wildlife course is for people wishing to know more about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and introduce them to some of the methods we use at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course also forms the basis and introduction to the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. Children of 14 years and over are welcome, provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. During this course we will be discussing the ethics of wildlife care and the…

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm | September 15 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | September 28 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 2

Wildlife Handling and Care.

  This wildlife course will discuss how to handle animals in a safe and responsible way, using appropriate protective equipment as necessary. This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and release course (Wildlife Course 1). Children of 14 years and over are welcome provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course.   Attention to hygiene is important, both to protect ourselves and to avoid spread of infections to animals and…

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October 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | October 12 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 3

Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties

This wildlife course, led by lecturer Liz Mullineaux (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), will discuss how to assess and examine rescued animals at admission, as we do here at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and release course (Wildlife Course 1). Children of 14 years and over are welcome provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. Triage is the process by which we decide which…

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10:00 am – 4:30 pm | October 13 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course for Veterinary Professionals

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for Veterinary Professionals - CPD Training

This wildlife course is designed for veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, veterinary students and student veterinary nurses and looks at the ethical problems relating to wildlife casualties and the possible consequences of their release. Others who work in a veterinary environment (receptionists, animal care assistants etc.) will also find the course of interest.  The course, led by Dr Liz Mullineaux MRCVS (Scientific Advisor and veterinary surgeon SWWR), includes Triage which is the process by which we decide which animals we…

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November 2019

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | November 10 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 1

Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

This wildlife course is for people wishing to know more about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation and introduce them to some of the methods we use at Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR). This course also forms the basis and introduction to the SWWR Certificate in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release. Children of 14 years and over are welcome, provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. During this course we will be discussing the ethics of wildlife care and the…

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An otter thriving on the Somerset Levels

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | November 24 | Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Course 4

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release.

This wildlife course will focus on the pre-release assessment and eventual release of a wildlife casualty after it has been treated. This is an area of wildlife care that is sometimes not considered well enough by wildlife rehabilitators.  This course is for people who have already attended SWWR’s Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and release course (Wildlife Course 1). Children of 14 years and over are welcome provided a parent or other responsible adult also attends the course. The course, led by…

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