Our team are happy to support your groups' needs. Our hands-on sessions create the ideal learning experience for visitors of all ages and abilities. Get in touch!
Katie - Head of Education
Katie leads the Education & Conservation team who deliver all formal & informal learning in and out of the park. She joined Blair Drummond Safari Park in 2016, having spent the previous ten years working in Scottish tourist attractions such as museums, castles and aquariums. She is the BIAZA Conservation Education Committee co-ordinator for Scotland. With an MA in Archaeology (focusing on Archaeozoology) and an PG Dip in Endangered Species Recovery (DICE/Durrell), Katie has well rounded experience of both the heritage & wildlife conservation world. In recent years she has moved her attention to the education of the younger generation on the importance of looking after their planet. She is passionate about creating a fun, inclusive, memorable experience for all who visit the park.
Stuart - Education Officer
Stuart has worked in the Education department for two years, having previously volunteered in animal sections with the keepers for almost a year. With a degree in Applied Bioscience and Zoology he has a good grounding in everything to do with the natural world. Stuart also spent some time working with big cats in the USA, monitoring tigers, lions, mountain lions and leopards. He spent eight years working as a skiing, climbing and ice climbing instructor, gaining vital experience educating in outdoor settings. He enjoys delivering presentations around the park and introducing everyone to the array of amazing animals we house. He also has experience working as a zookeeper.
Catherine - Education Officer
Catherine joined the Education department in 2019 as a seasonal Education Officer. With a BSc in Ecology and MSc in Marine Systems and Policies, she then went on to work on an island conservation project in the Seychelles for a year. While there she trained volunteers in fieldwork relating to sharks, turtles, tortoises and other island species. After returning to Scotland she worked on the west coast as a wildlife guide and crew member on boats. She is passionate about conservation, specifically with coastal or island species, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge.
Jade - Education Officer
Jade joined the Education department in 2019 as a seasonal Education Officer. She is studying Applied Psychology, and has a particular interest in educational psychology. She is currently the academic officer for the Psychology Society at University, and enjoys organising trips, talks and gatherings. Jade has volunteered with PLUS Stirling, fundraising and assisting children and young people with additional support needs across Forth Valley. She has a particular interest in educational engagement and loves sharing her knowledge with the visitors.