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Veteran Activity: YVSS Veterans Wildlife Studies program
June 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veterans Wildlife Studies program is perfect for those keen interest in seeking knowledge and understanding of wildlife.
In collaboration with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin Clinic & Young Veteran Support Services, we have an amazing 8 week pilot program for Veterans designed by the education team at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wildlife Studies Program Description:
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Wildlife Studies is perfect for those with a keen interest in seeking knowledge and understanding of wildlife. This program immerses participants in a real zoo experience and gives Veterans exposure to working in the zoo environment.
Wildlife Studies participants meet with their dedicated Education Officer each week and learn about the inside story about the operation of a zoological park. They venture behind the scenes, learn about animal training, gain skills in handling and rescue techniques and are involved in enrichment activities.
-Starts Tuesday 3rd May 2022 then continues weekly for 8 Tuesdays, 9am – 11am
-Meet time is 8:45am at Cafe Entrance of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary sharp.
-Transport: required to organise own transport to and from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Some of the topics covered are:
-The Importance of Zoos
-Behind the scenes tour and enclosure design
-Wildlife Hospital / rehab facilities
-Presentations department / Learn how we condition (training) birds
-Visit our Food Preparation area where we store all food and supplements for all park
-Enrichment and Exhibit design
-Restraint and handling of captive wildlife and wild wildlife basic first aid
-Volunteering & careers
This is an amazing opportunity with two of our wonderful community organisations to experience behind the scenes what goes on in so many areas of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, learn from the incredible educators, participate in some great projects, speak with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary volunteers about their roles and who they do them as well as find out about other opportunities available to you in future.