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Chester Zoo - Interpretation, Role of Science, & Bioacoustics
Chester Zoo are providing 3 talks from their Conservation Training Academy!
Liz Webb - Role of Science - Conservation Training Academy Manager
Zoe Batchelor - Interpretation Design - Interpretation Manager
As an experienced science communicator, I'm passionate about taking complicated narratives and turning them into a compelling story. Distilling paragraphs into pictures and reframing complicated issues is so rewarding, especially if we can encourage behaviour change at the end! Working in zoos for nearly 7 years, I have a wide range of experience. I've delivered talks and workshops to visitors, produce signage and research, and I'm often spotted running around the zoo installing signs! One of my main loves is learning new things, so I'm always ready to take on the next challenge.
Rebecca Lewis - Bioacoustics - Population Biologist
Rebecca is part of the NERC-funded Earth, Atmosphere and Oceans doctoral training programme at the University of Manchester. She is supervised by Dr Tucker Gilman and is working with Chester Zoo to examine the impact of birdsong evolution on conservation efforts. Her PhD is funded by NERC and Chester Zoo. “I am a zoologist with a strong interest in animal management within zoos and in animal behaviour, as well as in conservation. In 2014 – 2015 I joined the Chester Zoo Primate Team as a One Year Intern. This cemented my desire to work with zoos in my future career as I believe they have a vital role to play in conservation."
Nicky Plaskitt - Shaping Behaviour
Rhys Williams - Remembering the Level and Dual Professionalism
Dr. Matt Hartley - Implementing Legislative Requirements into Animal Operations, Driving Best Practice
As a List 1 Secretary of State's Zoo Inspector and having completed the City and Guilds Certificate in Zoo Licensing, Dr. Hartley can be appointed as Zoo Licensing Veterinary Inspector representing any Local Authority. He can provide services for renewal, periodical, special and informal inspections, and has also been involved in enforcement actions and have experience as an expert witness.
Dr. Hartley has a 100% success rate of guiding facilities through the process of applying for a new zoo licence and the initial inspection processes, and has supported new zoos and guided the progression of existing attractions into licensed zoos.
Zoo and Wildlife Solutions can design, develop and manage your conservation, education and research programmes to deliver affordable, innovative programmes with academic quality outcomes and real impact so you can ensure your organisation is exceeding legislative requirements and really making a difference.
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Joe Cooke - College Collection Collaboration and Driving Animal Unit Success
Joe was a late comer to the industry, not getting his first position in a zoo until he was 22, as a ‘Zoo Host’ as Chessington World of Adventures. From there he worked at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, All Things Wild and West Midlands Safari Park over a 6 year period. In 2018 Joe moved over to colleges as the Animal Unit Manager at Halesowen College, heading a team of technicians/ Keepers caring for the now 120 species housed at the collection. In the past four years the collection has seen significant growth and development in the standards of husbandry and welfare.
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Rosie Smith - Scaffolding for success; ensuring all achieve
Sarah Cocks - T-Level update for Land-Based Industries
Sarah looks after the vast range of qualifications found within the land portfolio, covering everything from dog grooming to floristry. She started her career as a herpetologist, working in the zoo industry, before moving into the education sector. She worked as an FE lecturer and curriculum lead, primarily delivering animal care qualifications, at Coleg Cambria for 20 years.
Paige Ratcliffe- Practical Skills for Vet nurses - Workshop
Paige is a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with over ten years of experience in different fields of veterinary including referral, charity and education. She has a BSc in Veterinary Nursing, a certificate in emergency and critical care and is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in education. She has a passion for medical nursing of difficult cases and has recently volunteered in Africa to vaccinate dogs against rabies
Dr Charlotte Henry - Animal First Aid – What to do in an emergency
Dr Charlotte Henry - Health Checking – What your students need to know from the Veterinary industry perspective
Ricky Johnson - Herptile Heat & Light; We need to know it before they can
Will Hughes - Wizardry with Wildlife cameras
Dr Roy Armstrong - Project Wild Gambia: Using student groups to collect data on some of the worlds rarest animals
We are celebrating more than 20 years of successful endangered species conservation in West Africa. During this time, Project Wild Gambia has contributed to the data collection, conservation, and research of some of the rarest animals through conservation expeditions, university field courses, and wildlife tours. As a by-product of our eco-tourism, we benefit the local people and the economy of The Gambia.