NEXT-GEN WILDLIFE ADVOCATES
AGES 14-16: NEXT GEN WILDLIFE ADVOCATES
Wolf Park’s Next Gen Wildlife Advocates provides once in a lifetime experiences for high schoolers aged 14-16 interested in pursuing a career in animal husbandry, wildlife research, or wildlife conservation. The two-day experience is designed to introduce the many career options in the field of wildlife conservation and effectively prepare students for internships at wildlife organizations. Students will have opportunities to engage in daily keeper duties at Wolf Park, which can include feeding, creating enrichment, viewing staff training sessions with our ambassador animals, and even training our ambassador animals themselves. Lectures and activities encompass a wide range of topics, including the importance of zoos and wildlife facilities, coexistence with wildlife, research on captive versus wild animals, the influence of media on wildlife conservation, and how to create the change you wish to see in the world.
There is no better experience than Next Gen Wildlife Advocates to discover whether pursuing a career in wildlife is for you!
2020 Dates: July 30-31; August 3-4