Our vision for our community projects
September 2017 saw the introduction of Knowsley Safari’s first Learning and Discovery Community Officer. This marks an exciting opportunity to give back to the local community whilst also achieving conservation education aims. Departments such as our Learning and Discovery department hope to equip the general public with both an understanding of nature and the skills required to demonstrate environmentally friendly behaviours.
The appointment of a ‘Learning and Discovery Community Officer’ will better enable us to connect communities with the natural world for the benefit of future generations beyond the confines of our physical boundaries. It is however only relatively recently that zoological collections have begun to diversify their provision in order to reach out to disadvantaged and underrepresented members of society. In doing so we are providing services to the local community that go beyond the usual provision for conservation education departments.
We are particularly eager to work with a wider range of youth and community groups operating within the Liverpool City Region and not just educational facilities.