Junior Zoo Club – July/August – 1 Day – 8 – 14 years
The Junior Zoo Club is a great opportunity to meet the animals at the College and experience the life of a zoo keeper. It is designed for young aspiring animal keepers who want to help care for our animals.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
The Junior Zoo Club experience is a group course, where children will get to work closely with the animals at the College and learn what it is like to be a zoo keeper. It is for young aspiring animal keepers to learn about animal husbandry, health and handling. During the day, children will be able to handle and feed our rabbits and guinea pigs, feed and handle some reptiles, make enrichment for our meerkats and porcupines, meet our wallabies, feed our goats, pigs and alpacas, and take part in lots of other exciting activities.
Participants need basic literacy and numeracy skills plus some basic knowledge of animal care. The course is for 8-14 year olds.
What will you learn?
The course will cover:
- Feeding the animals
- Enrichment building
- Health checking
- Cleaning animal accommodation
- Handling (where applicable)
- Maintenance on the Animal Unit
How will you learn?
The course involves practical experience on the Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall.
What will you need to bring with you?
Participants will be required to supply their own boots or wellingtons, which should preferably be steel toe-capped, or they can borrow some from the Animal Unit.
How will you be assessed?
There is no assessment.
Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics. Please see our Part-time Prospectus or the Derby College Group website for a full list and details.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
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Course Information Last Updated On: May 24, 2023 4:13 pm