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Hampshire DofE – Become a Zoo Keeper Residential at Dartmoor Zoo

Hampshire DofE, in conjunction with Dartmoor Zoo (the home of ‘We Bought a Zoo’), offer a unique and award winning 5 day zoo keeper’s residential.

This enjoyable opportunity is perfect for anyone with a passion for animals and nature conservation, or looking to study in a related area.

Where: Dartmoor Zoo and local bunkhouse

When:

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

What’s involved?

This 5-day residential combines theory with practical zoo experience, with a focus on key transferable skills.

Challenge opportunities include:
•teamwork and small group work
•presentations
•leadership
•problem solving
•getting up close and personal with a range of animals

Price: £630

What’s included?
•Accommodation in the heart of Dartmoor National Park
•Food
•Transport from and to Winchester (if required)
•All transfers to and from the zoo
•Animal encounters
•Animal behaviour and health
•Animal handling and care
•A sleepover at the zoo, providing insight into the wild world of a zoo at night
•Fully qualified educators and senior level DZP staff

Participants feedback:

“I would describe this experience as truly extraordinary and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would definitely recommend this residential to lots of people”
Abigail – 1094 Ely Cadets

“It was informative and helped me decide what I want to do in the future. Also I met lots of new friends”
Natasha – Kingswood School

“100% recommend. A unique and amazing experience that you wouldn’t get to do at any other point”
Abi – Malvern College

Course date:
13/07/2020
Course location:
Dartmoor
Course fee:
630