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Knowsley Safari launches new weekend Academy courses for teenagers interested in animal careers

Knowsley Safari has launched a new series of weekend Academy courses for teenagers keen to pursue careers as vets, zoologists, animal keepers or conservationists.

Taking place in September and October, the Knowsley Academy weekends are designed for 15 – 18 year olds and include a host of theory and practical sessions all about animal care, behaviour, anatomy and diet.

The courses will be hosted on Knowsley’s Foot Safari in small groups and in accordance with Government guidance for social distancing.

Knowsley Safari launches new weekend Academy courses for teenagers interested in animal careers

Nikki Mallott, Head of Learning and Discovery at Knowsley Safari, comments:

“We’ve created the Knowsley Academy for young people who are serious about careers in animal care and conservation, as it can be tough for teenagers to get a first-hand understanding of what such careers involve.

“We’ve developed sessions that provide a real view of key tasks such as animal training, behavioural studies and enrichment activities, and are supporting these with an augmented reality guidebook. The aim is to deliver a really interactive and engaging experience that helps shape future career choices.”

The two Knowsley Academy weekends take place on 12th and 13th September and 10th and 11th October 2020, with courses running from 9am – 4pm each day.  Places cost £70 each per weekend.

To book a place or find out more about Knowsley Academy, visit https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/whats-on/kids-clubs/knowsley-academy/

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