Our Knowsley Academy programme is back for 2022!

Our Knowsley Academy programme is designed for those aged 15 – 18 who are serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper, zoo educator or conservationist!


The whole weekend is from just £85.50, and days will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Participants will be given a free augmented reality guidebook and certificate along with a large portfolio of their work to take home and use to further any applications/interviews. You can also add on a branded hoody for just £25!

This weekend programme is designed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper, zoo educator or conservationist. There will be a mix of theory sessions and practical activities based around the animals both on our foot safari and on our safari drive using the baboon bus! Animal activities may vary but can include making enrichment for our animals, a carnivore section visit, keeper Q&A and conducting behavioural studies.

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Knowsley Academy Winter Wildlife (January 2022)

During our Winter Wildlife sessions, your budding zoologists will get the chance to muck out one of our hooved animals, learn all about how important enrichment is for animals in collections and get the chance to make some treats for various animal species! We will also get stuck into some controversial issues facing animal welfare today and get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of our Zoo Vet Jen. Throughout the weekend we will explore the biology of some of the animals living here, including their habitats, diets and social structure. They will also get a chance to meet some of our smallest animals here and give them their lunch! At various points in the weekend, we will take some time to work on our well-being in the woodland and connect ourselves back to nature.

12 children per session

Dates:

  • Saturday 8th January and Sunday 9th January

Prices:

Members Full Weekend: £85.50

Non-Members Full Weekend: £95.00

Optional Knowsley Academy Hoodie: £25

Knowsley Academy Spring Safari (March 2022)

The Spring Safari sessions will have your animal lovers going behind the scenes at one of our most famous big cats here at the safari and get the chance to ask the Keepers anything! They’ll then get the chance to learn all about the work our Research and Conservation team carry out and take part in multiple behavioural studies. They will also get a chance to learn about how and why animals are trained and even get to try and train each other! We will also delve into an animal contact debate – How close is too close? We will continue to explore the biology of the animals living here, including their breeding habits and fascinating adaptations. We will again be taking time to reconnect ourselves to nature, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

12 children per session

Dates:

  • Saturday 26th March and Sunday 27th March
  • Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May (Coming soon)
  • Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June (Coming soon)
  • Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th July (Coming soon)

     

Prices:

Members Full Weekend: £85.50

Non-Members Full Weekend: £95.00

Optional Knowsley Academy Hoodie: £25

Please note:

As these are very popular courses recommend booking early where possible.

New Knowsley Academy Hoodies – these stylish hoodies are heather grey with the Knowsley Academy logo on them. (While stocks last)

Due to the unpredictable nature of working with animal we reserve the right to add, change or replace elements of the program without prior notice or explanation.

We reserve the right to cancel this event.

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