Education is at the core of the Screech Owl Sanctuary's work. Sharing our knowledge of owls, their characteristics, habitats and conservation has always been a top priority.
We work with a variety of community and educational organisations for all age groups and abilities providing both off-site outreach experiences and on-site tours and workshops.
Our outreach work usually involves visiting an establishment or an event with a selection of our owls and talking with learners in groups or answering questions one to one.
For those organisations wishing to bring a group to visit us we can offer a range of demonstrations and activities to suit your needs.
Fees are worked out on an individual basis and depend on the location and duration of the visit. Please contact us for more information.
We love having groups visit us, and depending on your needs we accommodate all groups differently. If your group is large we will split you into smaller groups with your own guide, this ensures that all members of the group can take part in activities and also enables both the groups and other visitors to access the site easily.
We will tailor activities & experiences to suit the ages and abilities of your group members. So if your group has specific needs (e.g. mobility issues, a school project to fit in with, visual/auditory impairment) we are happy to discuss how we can make your visit the best it can be.
We have catered for a wide range of social and educational groups over the years and we are always happy to help. Groups visiting during normal opening hours will receive a discount if paid in full on the day. The wildlife park is also available for groups to book out of normal opening hours for suitable events. Please contact us for more details.
We were nominated, by two visitors to the sanctuary, for validation to the Devon & Cornwall Children's University, and we are please to announce that we are now a validated learning destination in Cornwall
The Children's University is a national initiative. Children can go to different learning lectures and activities outside of school hours through the programme. For every event they attend, they get a stamp in their passports to learning, which they save up to earn bronze, silver and gold certificates.
Children are presented with their qualifications in school and once they reach a gold level, they are invited to a 'graduation ceremony' held annually to celebrate their achievements.
We are pleased as one of the aims of the sanctuary, along with rescue and rehabilitation, is helping the next generation to understand wildlife, and with their education and knowledge improve our wildlife and habitation.
Our owls love to help the happy couple celebrate their special day, please contact us for a price quote and availability.
Charges depend on the location and duration of the visit.
Please note that we don't fly the owls at weddings with rings.