Career Programs & Information
While we cannot accommodate students requesting job shadow experiences, we do offer some other great opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in zoo and aquarium animal care.
CAREER DISCOVERY PROGRAMS
The next Career Day event will take place in early 2018. Check back here for details. Members will receive a notice by email when registration opens.
This event is offered to 6th-12th grade students. Participants will attend the two workshops and have opportunities to interact with zookeepers at various venues, including behind the scenes at some exhibit areas. Pre-registration is required.
Animal Training - Students will become familiar with basic training methods, with a focus on positive reinforcement, and find out how training helps keepers provide high quality care for their animals. Students will test their skills by training each other!
Animal Enrichment - Students will find out why providing animals with enriching items and experiences is an important part of animal care. Students will get creative to come up with ideas for enrichment for a variety of animals.
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Volunteer or Intern
Volunteer - it's an adventure! Learn about our youth and adult volunteer opportunities.
Open to currently enrolled or recently graduated college or university students.
We recommend that you make your request at least two weeks before your deadline. Please contact us at email@example.com to place your request.