Easter 2019 is fast approaching and a whole host of new exciting collaborations are about to hatch into action!
ZooLab animals can make any event or message come alive: they are a fantastic way of bringing people together and generally encouraging people 'to come out of their shell’. We believe in creating carefully tailored animal handling experiences to support the delivery of any communications outcome. Whether it is to promote an event, a new product or simply as entertainment at your company family fun day - we have all the tools to fully deliver!
Did you know? ZooLab rangers and their animal team members have done it all – from history workshops at venues that include Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust to sensory based family sessions and ‘Late’ events at London Science Museum. We have stayed awake at an adult sleepover at the National History Museum and had lots of fun providing holiday club entertainment with SCL.
Customer in the Spotlight: English Heritage
Our collaboration with English Heritage has had our Rangers working in some of the most beautiful and striking settings that they have ever visited; we sent our team to Belsay Castle, Brodsworth Hall, Carisbrooke Castle, Kenilworth Castle and Down House. ZooLab’s animal team enjoyed delving into England’s history during May’s sunny half term.
SPOILER ALERT: Things will be getting a little spooky this October! ZooLab are delighted to be visiting a selection of English Heritage sites with our Halloween show during the October break.
Ranger in the Spotlight: Lydia Smith
Name: Lydia Smith
Location: Blackburn, England
Experience: Lydia has a First Class Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Zoo Biology from the University of Salford. She previously worked as an Education Officer at Blackpool Zoo, delivering talks and handling sessions.
About: “I love my job because every day is different. I am able to educate people about these wonderful animals and change people’s perceptions of them. I also love getting to spend time with my animals every day!
My favourite Zoolab animal is Milo the rat. He has a great personality and is very clever. He loves to sit on my shoulder and eat popcorn.”
Interesting Fact: Whilst working at Blackpool Zoo, Lydia’s favourite activity was feeding the giraffes!
Building a stronger team!
Videographer James Jackson captured fantastic footage of Off Limits Events’ Team Building event at Loosely Park. Groups were challenged throughout with animal handling tasks, quizzes and games to be crowned Kings and Queens of the Jungle!
We are always learning!
Delivering workshops for London Science Museum’s Lates events has really got our creative juices flowing! Their fantastic themes have seen us delivering session based around topics such as Frankenstein, Sexuality, Wounded in War and Superbugs.
Drawings from the National Gallery
Our animals were recently the muse for a group of talented artists at the National Gallery!
During a talk and draw, participants were given the challenge of sketching our fantastic (but constantly moving) creatures. We think that Rosmond Kinsey Milner captured Phil's leopard gecko amazingly? What do you think?
Summer 2019 isn't light-years away!
Every year, ZooLab does loads to enthuse young readers and creatives in libraries across the UK. This year, our summer workshop is really out of this world! After being inspired by amazing animal space facts, the intrepid ZooLab team decide to head off into space.
Two teams are now in a desperate contest to reach Mars as we find out which animals adaptations are best suited to space exploration!
What our customers say:
“We love having Georgie as part of the team! Whenever she is here she immediately fits in, becoming a member of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust family. She is flexible, adding an extra show in to accommodate late arriving visitors. She is always cheerful and willing to show her menagerie to anyone on the team who is interested. Georgie Jeffries provides a faultless service, which is why we keep having her back. Well done Zoolab!