Are you thinking about working at a zoo someday, but now sure what it’s all about? Come shadow us at the zoo!
Job shadows at the zoo are 3 ½ hours long (9 am – 12:30 pm) on Tuesdays. Students are able to come and learn about all the different career opportunities at a zoo, from Accountants to Zookeepers and everything in between. Students will get the chance to work in multiple departments to get a well-rounded view of all the different opportunities there are within the zoo.
Job shadows are broken down into 4 parts:
Before coming in to shadow we ask that students do a little research into the zoo field. Look into the different career choices available in zoos and write a one page short essay about what you learned. Working at a zoo is an exciting and unique career. This is your opportunity to learn as much about the zoo profession as possible. The zoo staff believes in the mission of the zoo and that what they are doing here is important and making a difference for animals all over the world. We are more than happy to spend part of our day to help an aspiring zoo professional.
Students must set up their shadow two weeks in advance through the registration link below. If you do not receive a confirmation email your registration did not go through. Please note, shadows are on a first come first serve basis and only 2 students can shadow per date. Students will need to arrive at the zoo and be ready to work ten minutes before their shadow time is to begin.
For a more in depth look at the animal care field students can now opt for a full day shadow. Please note the full day shadow has an added price.
Veterinary Job Shadows are available to students in their 3rd year of high school or higher with a specific interest in veterinary care. Students will be able to work closely with vets, vet techs, and vet students (students already in veterinary school) to learn what it takes to provide care for a large range of animals. To learn more and check availability please contact Julia Bingham directly at: email@example.com
If you have any questions about our shadow program contact Julia Bingham at 515-974-2566 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org