Host of creatures to join Bristol Zoo's Simon Garrett at Keynsham talk

November 06 2015

Avon Wildlife Trust’s Keynsham Group is inviting people to join them for an insight into the country’s zoos and a close encounter with some of the creatures you might expect to find in them.

November 2015

Avon Wildlife Trust’s Keynsham Group is inviting people to join them for an insight into the country’s zoos and a close encounter with some of the creatures you might expect to find in them. Here, they tell us more about next month’s themed evening.

It’s a long time since Bristol Zoo was home to Alfred the gorilla, but he is bound to feature at Avon Wildlife Trust Keynsham Group’s third annual themed event this November, with Simon Garrett, head of learning, at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

His interesting talk of “Zoos – past, present and future” will be a chance for the young and old to marvel over how our zoos have changed and their new role in conservation going forward.

The evening will also delight the younger generation with games and activities, including dressing up in giant snake skins, examining pond wildlife, plus enjoying hands-on bugs and beasties, also courtesy of the Zoo – shake hands with a tarantula or stroke a giant stick insect! Not for the faint-hearted – but this is not obligatory!

Simon, appropriately, started off catching minnows in the Thames and finding woodlice under bits of wood, and he is passionate about engaging all ages in the natural world. It looks likely to be a great family evening.

The event takes place on Friday, November 13, at Wellsway School, Chandag Road, starting at 7pm, doors open from 6.30pm.

Tickets are available from Smiths Jewellers, in the High Street, Keynsham, or on the door priced £2.50, children under-16 £1.

Keynsham Group are pleased yet again to have the support of Wellsway School Green Team in this venture. The Green Team is the school’s youth group which meets to learn more about the natural environment both within the school grounds and the local area.

For further information on “Zoos – past, present and future”, contact Kathy Farrell on 0117 986 9722 or email kathyfarrelluk@yahoo.co.uk.