Hosted by Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary, this 1 day workshop is aimed at college and university students (past or present) who do not currently work within animal facility, but are looking to do so as a career.
Lakeview is set within 10acres of woodland and home to 34 rescued primates. As it is not open to the public this is a unique opportunity for our delegates to see the work being done at this charity (www.lakeviewmonkeysanctuary.com).
This Workshop is run by Mark Kingston Jones. Mark is a SHAPE Workshop Coordinator and Co-founder of Team Building with BITE (TBWB). Previously he worked at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, as Head of Education and Research. In addition to running 35 previous SEECs, he has been involved in 24 keeper workshops in the UK, USA, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa. He is the SHAPE-UK & Ireland Events Co-ordinator, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent, an AZA Instructor, and member of the BIAZA Behavioural Management and Training Working Group. He has presented 55 talks and workshops on topics relating to animal welfare at conferences, internationally. To find out more see: https://teambuildingwithbite.com/mark-kingston-jones/. He will be joined on this workshop by Holly Cole, who after attending a SEEC in 2015, has worked with Team Building with BITE on multiple events, and has assisted on a further 3 SEECs and 2 large BIAZA conference workshops hosted by ZSL London. To find out more see: https://teambuildingwithbite.com/holly-cole/
What you will learn
Our aim is to provide valuable practical experience and useful skills for a would-be keeper’s CV. The day will cover rope splicing basics and creating items from fire hose, providing practical building skills for working in an animal facility. The end of the day will culminate in the application of these principles, as delegates will be given the opportunity to design, build and install enclosure furniture within one of the sanctuary enclosures. Please note you must be 18 or over to attend this course.