This is an advanced lecture series into the various aspects of conservation and research at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. The course will include information on local and global conservation as well as in situ and ex situ research. Sessions will be in the format of classroom based discussions and guest lectures.
The 8 week course will run every Tuesday from Tuesday 24th January 2017 - 21st March 2017 (excluding the half term break on the 14th February). The class will be held at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo at 13:30-15:00.
By the end of the course, participants will have:
Acquired knowledge of the conservation projects the RZSS is involved in.
The ability to discuss the wide range of research types undertaken by the RZSS.
The opportunity to discuss and form opinions upon ethical considerations in both research and conservation projects.
No prior knowledge is required, though this is aimed at previous participants with a basic understanding of the work of the RZSS. An interest/enthusiasm for animal biology or wildlife conservation would be an advantage. Participants should note that RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is situated on a hill and there will be a certain amount of standing and walking so participants who have any mobility problems should bear this in mind.
Note: You are welcome to explore the zoo either before or after the session.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Information regarding travel by car and public transport can be found online here.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? For further information regarding our Adult courses please call 0131 314 0335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to pay entry to the Zoo? No, your course ticket covers your entry to the Zoo.
Are there any age restrictions? Participants must be over 16 years.
What is the refund policy?
Cancellations: Courses may rarely have to be cancelled due to low uptake or other unexpected circumstances and a full refund will be given. We will make every effort to notify you of a cancellation, so it is important to provide both your daytime and evening phone numbers and email address if you have one. Sessions will not be able to run if the Zoo has to close due to high winds or other severe weather. If this seems likely, please contact the Zoo before you set out and we will make every effort to arrange an alternative date for any sessions that have to be cancelled.
Refunds: If you need to cancel your booking, please inform the Education department in writing (letter or email) as soon as possible. The cancellation is effective from the date your communication is received and is subject to the following charges:
- For cancellations with more than 4 weeks' notice we will refund your payment less 15%.
- For cancellations with 4 weeks' notice or less we will refund your payment less 50%
- For cancellations with 1 week's notice or less we regret we are unable to refund your payment unless there are exceptional circumstances. However, if we are able to fill your place at short notice we will offer a 50% refund. Transfers will be treated as a cancellation and re-booking unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Contact details: For further information regarding our Adult courses please call 0131 314 0335 or email email@example.com. Community Conservation, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, EH12 6TS.