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Animal Care Apprenticeship Program

Applications are accepted until the 17th of each month. Applicants who are accepted will begin the following month.

Jasper Snuggles
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Do you have a love for reptiles & amphibians? Thinking of going into Animal Sciences? This exciting program is for high school students (9th-12th grade), who are interested in studying animal sciences, biology, zoology or becoming a veterinarian. Students will work closely with our Animal Care Coordinator throughout the course of this program and learn the history, diets, enclosure setups, and care protocols of our resident amphibians and reptiles- both native and exotic. This program takes a hands-on approach and students will also be assisting with tank cleanings, water changes, weights, and measurements, etc. The first month of this program will provide you with the tools and knowledge to be able to successfully care for our resident animals.

Group meets Fridays 3:30-6:00 PM


Commitment: 6-month commitment minimum (first month curriculum training followed by 5 months of hands-on experience)

Qualifications: Applicants must be 15 and older. Willing to lift heavy tanks, get your hands dirty, handle insects, feeder rodents, and more.


"I learned so much about animals and how to better take care of them. Including their diets, health risks, and even making enclosures more comfortable and safe." - Jack. S


"Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! It was the highlight of my week. I learned a ton and had a blast doing it." - Meagan. C


All interested applicants should complete the application form and resume if you have one to Allegra Jacobs, Animal Care Coordinator at

Application Form

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