Talks & Presentations

WRAS founder & operations director Trevor Weeks MBE
WRAS founder & operations director Trevor Weeks MBE

WRAS currently has the following presentations which can be undertaken at schools, colleges, universities and community groups:

The Work of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service

This is a general PowerPoint presentation, using picture and video, lasts up an hour. The majority of the presentation is take up by showing some of the casualties WRAS deals with and the situations which WRAS finds itself being called to, but it also give some background on the charity, how it started, as well as how the organisation is run and funded.  This presentation does not show any graphic images.

Hedgehog Awareness

This PowerPoint presentation which includes photos and video, lasts about 1 hour. It looks specifically at hedgehogs, their ecology, where they live, population, myths, problems, hazards and what to do if you find a hedgehogs and how you can help.  This presentation does not show any graphic images.

 What is Wildlife?

This is a basic presentation aimed at 7-11 year olds and covers identification of wild animals, wild animal habitats and diets as well as common causes of illness and injury to wild animals. It also takes a look at some of the animals that WRAS has rescued previously and encourages an understanding of and empathy towards British wildlife. If time allows this presentation can also include some practical activities including a look at rescue equipment, a rescue demonstration and a tour of a WRAS ambulance. We are also able to provide the materials and carry out wildlife related arts and crafts activities including making bird biscuits and butterfly feeders. This PowerPoint presentation includes pictures and video and lasts about one hour, it does not show any graphic images.

Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release.

This PowerPoint presentation includes photos and video, can be edited to last from 60 minutes to 180 minutes.  The presentation looks at the principles of Wildlife First Aid, the Production Line of Wildlife Rescue looking at everything from the initial phone call, site assessment, approach, methods of capture, hospitalisation, when to euthanase, methods of release as well as looking at various rescue situations and types of injuries dealt with. This presentation is aimed at colleges and universities and people studying animal or wildlife care courses. This presentation DOES include graphic images.

These sessions can also include one of WRAS's main veterinary ambulances visiting and a tour of the vehicle, the equipment carrier and available for use on the ambulances.

Video Clips:

This is an example of some of the rescues which are involved in our presentations:

 

Costs:

Community Groups: WRAS asks for a minimum donation of £45 for talks for talks up to 1 hour.

Schools and Colleges: We ask for a minimum donation of £100 for up to 2 hours or £130 for up to 3 hours.

Talks for Fundraising Purposes:  If the talk is being used as a fundraiser or attendees are charged for attending the talk, WRAS asks for a minimum donation of £45 or £1 per person attending which ever is the greater.

Travel & Accomodation:  In addtional to the above - for talks booked outside of East Sussex will also require travel expenses (and cheap accommodation depending of distance and start time).

If you are interested in booking a talk or presentation, please phone 01825873003.

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