In-School Educational Workshops + Events

In-School Workshops

In the words of David Attenborough:

"Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it."

From pet care workshops through to animal career days for senior secondary, we tailor the experience to your topic or area of interest. Popular themes include animal diversity and animal groups, animal art classes, and responsible pet-keeping. All our workshops have a high level of student involvement, and clear learning outcomes. With both popular pets and exotic animals, students love learning with us.

Curriculum friendly, interactive, and fun!

 

Animal Diversity Workshop - Suitable for Year 0-10

Take a trip through the animal kingdom from invertebrates through fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, all with real 'live' representatives. Learn about animal adaptations and survival strategies. Look, touch, and learn!

We operate from the school hall or a spare classroom and run an hour session with consecutive classes (up to 25 children). From just $175 + gst per session with a minimum of 4 classes.

 

Introduction to Pets and Pet Care - Suitable for Year 0-10

Students create animal habitats meeting the needs of pets and consider the challenges of captivity. Hands-on fun and learning with traditional pets as well as lizards, tortoises, chinchillas and more. Includes dog safety message and training demonstration with our talented pups.

We operate from the school hall or a spare classroom and run an hour session with consecutive classes (up to 25 children). From just $175 + gst per session with a minimum of 4 classes.

 

Introduction to Animal Care and Careers 'STAR' Workshop - Suitable for Year 10-13

An overview of career options working with animals and practical activities around care and handling of a number of species. Guest speakers regularly attend such as the NZ Police Dog Section, Unitech, NZ Customs Dogs, Veterinary professionals and more.

Next course July 19-20th 2017 10-4 daily at Browns Bay Community Centre - contact your school Careers Advisor or email us for more information. $95 per day per student - Government funding may be available through your school Careers office.

 

 

Holiday Programmes

If you run your own holiday program, we can come to you!

As well as running our own short workshops over most school holidays, we visit many community based holiday programmes.

 

 

Entertainment for Functions and Events

From family gatherings through to corporate fun days, store openings, and community events, we provide a fascinating animal display, and the opportunity for visitors to your event to get up close with an amazing range of weird and wonderful creatures.

 

TV / Advertising / Media

Our animals have appeared on Good Morning, Breakfast, The Cafe, Chinese Television and in print and film advertising. Please contact us for more information.

Sally has written extensively on a range of animal topics for magazines and the NZ Herald, and is available for editorial contributions and opinion pieces.

 

 

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