Are you thinking about working at a zoo someday, but not 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). 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.
It is preferred that students set up their shadowing at least two weeks in advance. 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 about ten minutes before their shadow time is to begin. This will allow time to meet the team and get any questions answered that they may have before getting started.
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 Trausch directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about our shadow program contact Julia Trausch at 515-974-2552 or by email at email@example.com