Sunset Zoo Explorer Post


So you think you have what it take to be an Explorer?

The Program

This program is designed for students ages 14 through 17 years of age.  Students must have a sincere interest in learning about animals and working for a conservation organization.  After successfully completing this training program, students must volunteer a minimum of 75 hours at the zoo before they can request to shadow in an animal area.  *Please Note*:  Successful completion of the training program does not guarantee student participation in an animal area.  Although most people like myself don't associate a fee with voluteering, it is important to know that this is not just a volenteer program.  This is also an educational program.  And, as with any education program, there are extra things that make the learning experience more interactive.  The Fee includes, a manual with animal descriptions and pictures as well as other information about the zoo, a uniform, and at least once a year (with a nod from the treasurer) a pizza party complete with yearly awards.