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The Jr. Keeper program encourages hands-on learning, creativity, teamwork, a sense of stewardship towards the environment and the development of work place and life skills through a wide variety of volunteer experiences. Jr. Keepers obtain experience in many aspects of environmental conservation. These opportunities allow students to examine various career paths as well as learn valuable work place skills including responsibility, self-confidence, accountability, and public speaking. A year long commitment is required. Upon completion of the first year, Jr. Keepers will be eligible for a wider range of volunteer opportunities at the Zoo.
The 2015 Jr. Keeper Program is open to youth entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the Fall of 2015.Applications will be sent out in early January 2015. Completed applications are due by March 1, 2015. Interviews will take place in April. The mandatory summer training program will be July 6-31, 2015. During the school year (September-May), Jr. Keepers must attend one shift each weekend.
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