Animal Care Apprenticeship Program


Fall 2022: Accepting Applications! 

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


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


"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

Fall 2022 Season:

October 5 - November 16 (7 weeks)

                                                              Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm*                                                                     *Please note, time is subject to change.

Cost: $280

Application Deadline: September 28th

Now accepting applications!

*Please note: We will only be accepting two apprentices per season. 


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

Allegra Jacobs, Animal Care Coordinator