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Working with Wildlife (14-19yr olds)

August 5 @ 10:00 am August 7 @ 3:00 pm

Are you aged between 14-19years old and interested in learning more about British wildlife and the work we do in rescue centres to help a variety of species?

Secret World are a respected source of expertise and centre of excellence where British wildlife can receive the best care. We share this knowledge with those who have a keen interest in learning more about caring for wildlife as well as those in a professional capacity, such as veterinary surgeons and nurses.

Our Wildlife Course for young people is suitable for anyone aged 14-19 years old who has an interest in wildlife. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to study ecology, conservation or veterinary science.

This Wildlife Course for young people will be run over 3 days. Each day consists of a mixture of lectures and hands on practical sessions.

Those attending the course will receive a printed certificate in SWWR Working with Wildlife and a copy of the SWWR ‘Introduction to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation’ book.

Course Tutors: George Bethell (SWWR Head of Education and Public Relations), Laura Bennett (SWWR Wildlife Care Manager) and Felicity Whitehouse (SWWR Vet).

Date: 5th-7th August 2024  10am – 3pm

Day 1 – Introduction to treating British Wildlife

  • Why do we treat British Wildlife?
  • Health, Safety and Biosecurity
  • Rescue equipment
  • Animal handling

Day 2 – Caring for and treating British Wildlife 

  • Assessment and first aid
  • Caring for young animals
  • Caring for Adult birds
  • Caring for Adult mammals

Day 3 – Ready for Release

  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Soft release techniques
  • Hard release techniques
  • Post-release monitoring
  • Camera trapping
  • Careers session

For those looking for accommodation in the area we have compiled the following list:

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August 5 @ 10:00 am
August 7 @ 3:00 pm
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Secret World Wildlife Rescue
01278 783250
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New Road, East Huntspill
Highbridge , Somerset TA9 3PZ United Kingdom
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