Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care.
We share this knowledge across all age ranges to help everyone learn more about wildlife, caring for wild animals and the environment.
Learning sessions are designed to cover all ages: from our early years Owlets sessions right up to courses for professionals like Veterinary Nurses.
Please view the relevant section for more details on what is available.
Here are the ways you can learn about wildlife with us.
These sessions are based at our Secret World Wildlife Rescue site and are created to be appropriate for each age group. These are all motivating, interactive and fun and aim to inspire a love of our British wildlife and environment.
As well as our dedicated learning centre, we have secure areas that are suitable for outdoor learning and wildlife trails that also make a great place to have a lunch break when the weather is nice!
Our ‘Caring for Wildlife’ Conference
First launched in 2019, join us for a weekend of talks and presentations from wildlife and veterinary experts.
Our annual ‘Caring for Wildlife’ Conference will be back in 2022, with a theme of ‘Changing times in British Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release’. Save the dates of 5th and 6th February 2022. The event will be held at East Huntspill Village Hall with easy access from J22 of the M5. For more information on our 2022 conference and to buy tickets, head over to the event page.
Schools and Colleges
Outreach visits are available in the Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol areas. We are happy to adapt the content of the sessions or talk to best suit your topic and learning objectives. We can also bring one of our resident Birds of Prey to your institution. Visit our Schools and Colleges page to learn more.
Talks and assemblies
Our inspiring talks usually cover the work of Secret World Wildlife Rescue, the human impact on some of our casualties, and an opportunity to meet and find out about one of our resident British Birds of Prey. These are available to schools and community groups.
At the moment, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to run our onsite wildlife courses in the normal manner and instead will deliver these virtually. We run courses for adult learners, wildlife rehabilitators and veterinary professionals, see our Wildlife Courses page for more information and upcoming dates.
For a more detailed look into wildlife issues and science, we have a wide range of articles in our Wildlife Resources library.
We are planning to develop more Online Learning sessions for 2021 which will give access to recording or live streaming of our wildlife and to see their journey from rescue to rehabilitation and release. Please subscribe to our email newsletter or follow us on social media for updates.