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Creature Keeper – for NDIS planholders and children with a disability
January 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AEDT
One event on January 7, 2020 at 8:30 am
One event on January 15, 2020 at 8:30 am
One event on January 20, 2020 at 8:30 am
We know that for children with a disability, interacting with animals can provide countless benefits towards general well-being, developing a sense of responsibility, social inclusion and increased functionality.
This program offers a safe experience in small groups designed to build a participant’s independence, confidence, skills and knowledge of wildlife. Participants spend a day with our Head Keepers, learning about animals and how we care for them.
The sights, sounds, smells and immersive environment of the Animal Park allows for self-paced discovery of living things. Participants are encouraged to connect with animals and nature to develop confidence, engagement and communication.
Activities include –
Creating and providing enrichment object for a range of animals
Feeding (aviary hand feed, treats to goats, alpacas, calves with milk, koala top up browse)
Handling (walking animals, time in the sun for reptiles)
Grooming (brushing and washing Farmyard animals)
Helping cleaning enclosures or providing bedding to animals
Limit: 4 per workshop – the ratio is 4 participants to a Keeper. If you feel the participant requires additional care we welcome you to bring along their carer for free park admission. Please note this at time of booking.
$150 per workshop
Time: 9am to 3.30pm (register 8.30am)
Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water, certificate of participation.