Science & Nature
Wild Careers: How to Become a Zookeeper (10-13)
What does it take to become a zookeeper? Find out what's required to get a job working with animals like tigers, crocodiles, penguins, gorillas and so much more!
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Working in a modern zoo like the San Diego Zoo or an aquarium like the Georgia Aquarium takes more than just a love for animals! It involves gaining experience, carefully researching your college plans, becoming physically fit, and more. But, with careful planning and a whole lot of passion, you can make this career path your own! In this edition of Wild Careers, we will be exploring how the choices you make as a teen can lead to having the job of your dreams. Learners will be introduced to...
Learners will improve their understanding of what it takes to get a job at a zoo or aquarium. Learners will also be introduced to the concepts of resume building and cover letter writing, job hunting, and college planning.
With nearly thirteen years of experience in the zoo and aquarium community, Dr. Wildlife has a wealth of practical knowledge to help learners succeed in their career goals. Doc has helped with projects around the world from rehabilitating injured seabirds in South Africa to tracking tigers in central India. Currently, Dr. Wildlife manages a CAZA accredited reptile-focused zoo near Toronto, Canada.
A one-page handout featuring a list of resources related to zookeeping as a career will be provided.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will discuss and refer to various zookeeper relating websites and resources such as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as the American Association of Zookeeper. We will also be watching clips about this career field from various accredited zoo's YouTube channels.
Zoological Manager by Day, Science Communicator by Night!
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
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Courtney Dunn, known on the internet as Dr. Wildlife, is a zoologist who focuses on conservation through education by working in the zoo and aquarium field. A lifelong animal conservationist, Doc has helped with projects around the world from...