Animal Care Apprenticeship Program

Do you have a love for reptiles & amphibians? Thinking of going into Animal Sciences? Apply for our new Animal Care Apprentice Program! This exciting new 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. 

 

Applicants must be willing to- lift heavy tanks, get their hands dirty, handle insects, feeder rodents, etc. Reliable transportation and no other prior commitments are a MUST. 

 

10 sessions, Mondays November 2 - January 4 from 3-4:30 pm

 

Cost: $250 per session

*This program runs seasonally for approximately 3 months sessions; students are encouraged to commit to more than one season/session.

*Please note: We will only be accepting two apprentices per session. Masks, social distancing and a COVID waiver are required.

 

All interested applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter explaining why you think this apprenticeship program is for you to, 

Allegra Jacobs, ajacobs@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

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