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Hampshire County Council Zoo Keeper Residentials – 2020 opportunities

Hampshire County Council Duke of Edinburgh`s Award, in conjunction with Dartmoor Zoo The Home of We Bought a Zoo, offer a unique 5 night specialist zoo keeper’s residential. This enjoyable and appealing opportunity is perfect for anyone with a passion for animals and conservation, or anyone looking to study a related area.

What’s involved:

This 5-day residential combines theory with practical, hands-on experience section at the zoo, focusing on key transferable skills to take away. Challenge opportunities include teamwork, small group work, presentations, leadership, problem solving and, of course, the chance to get up close and personal with a wide range of creatures.

What will be included?

Accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park
All food inclusive
Transport from and to Winchester, if required
All transfers to and from the zoo
Animal Encounters
Animal Behaviour and Health
Animal Handling and Care
Includes a sleepover at the Zoo that gives an exciting insight into the wild world of a zoo at night
Taught by fully qualified educators and senior level DZP staff, participants enjoy an experience like no other!

2020 dates

Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2020
Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July 2020
Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020
Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2020