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Wild Careers: How to Become a Zookeeper (14-18)

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!
Courtney Dunn
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Class Experience

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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and no 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.


Courtney Dunn
Lives in Canada
On Hiatus - No Scheduled Classes At This Time
30 total reviews
58 completed classes

About Me

On Hiatus - No Scheduled Classes At This Time

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... 
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