Career Day- School Event

Geared towards school students in grades 9-12

Students will walk around the Zoo and gain insight and knowledge on some of the Zoo animal careers at various stations throughout the Zoo.  Students will be given a Zoo Career Portfolio booklet upon arrival to use as a guide and template building on certain skills many animal care employers look for in a qualified candidate.  The day is open format with some scheduled activities and is geared to schools attending with students in grades 9th-12th.

Date:Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time:9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fees: $11 per student (price includes admission)

School Field Trip Reservation – Online Booking

Registration: Please click on the Register Online button above and you will be taken to the school field trip page, once affiliated to your school, select date and add Career Day Event to your students field trip. Or below select to download and email request  form. A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Questions please email educate@mnzoo.org or call 952.431.9218.

Download School Field Trip Request Form

Career Day-Informational Seminars

Geared to grades 11 and older
Are you interested in having an exciting career working with animals? Then this program is for you!  Join Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational seminars to learn about science careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future. Zoo staff from different areas of the Zoo will recommend college programs, discuss how volunteering, interning and related-work experience can give them an edge over others and explain what they do in their day-to-day activities. This program is geared toward individuals in 11th grade and older. Registrations will be accepted until noon on the Friday prior to the event. Lunch is not provided. You may bring your own lunch or eat in our “Call of the Wild Café”, lunch prices range up to $12.00.

Date:Please check back in the spring for upcoming dates
Time:9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fees: $35 per participant for members  $40 per participant for non-members

Example of a schedule: (subject to change)

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.Check-in at main entrance
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Orientation
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.Animal handling
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.Education Naturalist
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.Veterinarian/Vet Tech
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Free time/lunch and/or  behind-the-scenes sneak peak
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Zoo keeping
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.Aquarium Management and Animal Training

 

Registration: Please click on the Register Online button above and you will be taken to the registration page. A confirmation will be sent to you via email once you have registered. Questions please email educate@mnzoo.org or call 952.431.9218.