What do zoos do to protect wildlife? How do the different jobs at ZSL help with this goal?

In Jobs at the Zoo, students will learn about the threats facing wildlife, and the role of zoos in protecting them. Each week, students will be introduced to a new job role at the zoo, all working for wildlife. They’ll learn about the purpose of the role, then take part in a hands on activity to gain first-hand experience of work. 

Designed in collaboration with a local SEN adult college, the course is designed specifically for young adults with mild to moderate SEN.

Jobs covered include:

  • Zookeepering
  • Veterinary
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Retail
  • Fundraising
  • Conservation
     

Age Group: 16+ with mild to moderate SEN
Location: At the zoo  
Duration: 8 hour long workshops – 30mins learning and 30mins hands on activity each week. 
Capacity: 4 students minimum, 10 students maximum
Price: £360 plus 1 x Zoo Entry per Pupil.  

Please Note: This course must be booked by a college or education provider, and staff must accompny students. We cannot currently accept individual students onto our courses. 

To enquire about booking, email [email protected]

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