Why choose BITE?

Every activity we run is bespoke to the client’s needs, but the core of each workshop is the same. Each group creates feeders or furniture for the animals during their team building event, and at the end of the build, gets to watch the animal’s response.  This provides a tangible and rewarding outcome to their efforts with an incredible sense of achievement. By conducting these workshops, we aid the keepers at the host institution in their mission to provide the best possible animal welfare, creating enrichment items for the animals they might not otherwise get, due to limitations of time or money.

 

How will it work for you?

Every booking starts with a phone call.  Here we will find out exactly what you would like to achieve from your day.  Is it to bring two departments together?  Perhaps your staff usually work remotely and so you would like to have them really get to know each other.  Perhaps you would like a design element or maybe it is just for a bit of fun.  You will also choose what length of event you would like.  2 hours, half day or full day, and we can chat about what would work best for you.  Once the phone call is complete and we know how many people are taking part (don’t worry, we have run Team Builds for groups of 5, right upto groups of 200, so we have you covered) we will set to work planning your day.  Have we mentioned each Team Build is bespoke to you and so completely unique.

On the day.

Upon arrival at the workshop venue you will be brought into the room, or to the enclosure (depending on what we are building and your requirements) and you will be faced with all the tools and materials.  Listen out for the comments from your team members as at this point, it will be very mixed.  You will then be introduced to your Instructors who will give you background information on the species you will be working with and a safety briefing on the tools you will be using. We will then assign you your project, giving you instructions on what you are building, and you will have a set amount of time for your team to work together to create it.  If you like people watching, this is the time for you!

 

Is it for everyone?

When we brief the team on what they will be doing, the usual reaction is “there’s no way we can do that”.  Watch that reaction change over the course of the event, ending with a finished product and the “I can’t believe we did that” comments, it really is one of the most rewarding days your team can have. We have had groups join us from all different backgrounds, from those who have never touched a power tool, to those who are confident in construction.  From groups of teachers, admin staff, lawyers, accountants and engineers, this really is for everyone.  Our Instructors  will be watching over the entire event, offering guidance where necessary, but our aim is to steer only when necessary, and really let the group work it out for themselves,  after all, this is Team Building with BITE.

The end result.

Once complete and safety checked, the finished devices are then taken to the species it was built for and we put it to the ultimate test.  Of course, we like to make everyone aware that anything new going into the enclosure can have the result of the animals being apprehensive, after all, it is their home and this is a foreign object.  But we will spend a bit of time watching the reaction (whatever it may be) and this is a great chance for the team to ask any questions about the animals and find out why the item they have just built is such a benefit.  Everything that is built, is built to last and genuinely benefit the animal, what could be more rewarding and memorable than that!

 

What happens after your event?

This is two fold.  Your team will benefit from the incredible experience that they have had, and we are confident they will be talking about it for a long time, after all, this is what our previous groups have reported.  The animals will benefit from your efforts for a long time to come.  Assuming you are happy for us to do so, any photos taken during the event will be put into an album on our Facebook page so that the team can share and relive the experience.  We will also edit together a short video of your day which will be put on our page, and we can send the original file to share with the team and use however you like.  We also try, where possible, to provide you with follow up photos or video as and when the keepers who look after your species are able to get them to us, especially if there wasnt the interaction on the actual day.  These follow up pieces are a great opportunity for you to increase the conversation around the experience, and cement the team bonds that were created.

 

How do you make your event booking or find out more?

If you already know which collection you would like to run your event, great, just get in touch with us either using the contact form, or book a call to discuss further.
If you aren’t sure where you would like your event held, it’s probably best to pop over to the “collections” page, or once again you can book a call with us  so we can give you some advice on what might be best for your situation.
We can’t wait to hear from you!

Team Building locations Book a call with us

 

Why choose BITE?

Every activity we run is bespoke to the client’s needs, but the core of each workshop is the same. Each group creates feeders or furniture for the animals during their team building event, and at the end of the build, gets to watch the animal’s response.  This provides a tangible and rewarding outcome to their efforts with an incredible sense of achievement. By conducting these workshops, we aid the keepers at the host institution in their mission to provide the best possible animal welfare, creating enrichment items for the animals they might not otherwise get, due to limitations of time or money.

 

How will it work for you?

Every booking starts with a phone call.  Here we will find out exactly what you would like to achieve from your day.  Is it to bring two departments together?  Perhaps your staff usually work remotely and so you would like to have them really get to know each other.  Perhaps you would like a design element or maybe it is just for a bit of fun.  You will also choose what length of event you would like.  2 hours, half day or full day, and we can chat about what would work best for you.  Once the phone call is complete and we know how many people are taking part (don’t worry, we have run Team Builds for groups of 5, right upto groups of 200, so we have you covered) we will set to work planning your day.  Have we mentioned each Team Build is bespoke to you and so completely unique.

On the day.

Upon arrival at the workshop venue you will be brought into the room, or to the enclosure (depending on what we are building and your requirements) and you will be faced with all the tools and materials.  Listen out for the comments from your team members as at this point, it will be very mixed.  You will then be introduced to your Instructors who will give you background information on the species you will be working with and a safety briefing on the tools you will be using. We will then assign you your project, giving you instructions on what you are building, and you will have a set amount of time for your team to work together to create it.  If you like people watching, this is the time for you!

 

Is it for everyone?

When we brief the team on what they will be doing, the usual reaction is “there’s no way we can do that”.  Watch that reaction change over the course of the event, ending with a finished product and the “I can’t believe we did that” comments, it really is one of the most rewarding days your team can have. We have had groups join us from all different backgrounds, from those who have never touched a power tool, to those who are confident in construction.  From groups of teachers, admin staff, lawyers, accountants and engineers, this really is for everyone.  Our Instructors  will be watching over the entire event, offering guidance where necessary, but our aim is to steer only when necessary, and really let the group work it out for themselves,  after all, this is Team Building with BITE.

The end result.

Once complete and safety checked, the finished devices are then taken to the species it was built for and we put it to the ultimate test.  Of course, we like to make everyone aware that anything new going into the enclosure can have the result of the animals being apprehensive, after all, it is their home and this is a foreign object.  But we will spend a bit of time watching the reaction (whatever it may be) and this is a great chance for the team to ask any questions about the animals and find out why the item they have just built is such a benefit.  Everything that is built, is built to last and genuinely benefit the animal, what could be more rewarding and memorable than that!

 

What happens after your event?

This is two fold.  Your team will benefit from the incredible experience that they have had, and we are confident they will be talking about it for a long time, after all, this is what our previous groups have reported.  The animals will benefit from your efforts for a long time to come.  Assuming you are happy for us to do so, any photos taken during the event will be put into an album on our Facebook page so that the team can share and relive the experience.  We will also edit together a short video of your day which will be put on our page, and we can send the original file to share with the team and use however you like.  We also try, where possible, to provide you with follow up photos or video as and when the keepers who look after your species are able to get them to us, especially if there wasnt the interaction on the actual day.  These follow up pieces are a great opportunity for you to increase the conversation around the experience, and cement the team bonds that were created.

 

How do you make your event booking or find out more?

If you already know which collection you would like to run your event, great, just get in touch with us either using the contact form, or book a call to discuss further.
If you aren’t sure where you would like your event held, it’s probably best to pop over to the “collections” page, or once again you can book a call with us  so we can give you some advice on what might be best for your situation.
We can’t wait to hear from you!

Team Building locations Book a call with us