“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

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Intro to Zoo Life Course

25jun10:00 am4:00 pmIntro to Zoo Life Course

Event Details

Our one-day Intro to Zoo Life course gives you an insight to behind the scenes of a zoo, and gives anyone thinking about a zoo career some top tips.

With a mixture of classroom workshops, animal encounters and behind the scene access, this course will be the perfect insight into Zoo life.

Open to anyone over 16 years old, this course will be run by our award-winning education team from 10am – 3pm and will have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure they’re part of something special.


  • 10 am – Arrival with tea and coffee
  • 10:15 am – Zoo tour
  • 11:15 am – Zoo careers workshop
  • 11:45 am – Animal and wildlife conservation workshop
  • 12 pm – Lunch (included)
  • 1 pm – Animal health check training workshop and demonstration
  • 1:30 pm – Bug and reptile handling
  • 2:15 pm – Animal enrichment workshop
  • 3 pm – End of course
  • You are welcome to stay and explore the zoo in your own time, until close.


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm