Akron Zoo offers kids a chance at a one-day zoo career | News
AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is offering local students in grades 5 – 12 a chance to be a zoo professional for a day. Zoorific Career Days will be offered 11 different days and runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants will be able to spend time with keepers, animal trainers and education staff to learn about what it is like to work at a zoo.
Zoorific Career Days will be offered March 19, 21, 26, 28, April 2, 4, 9 and 11 for students in grades 7-12. The program will also be offered March 27, April 16 & 18 for kids in grades 5-6. Students will have an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, watch animal training sessions, feed the penguins and more.
Registration is required and the cost of the program, which includes lunch at the Zoo, is $35 per student for Akron Zoo Members and $40 per student for non-Akron Zoo Members. People can register online at www.akronzoo.org. For more information or to register people can call (330) 375-2550 ext. 7239 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $6.00 per person. Children under two are free. The parking fee is $2.00. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.
Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation Zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the Zoo strives to provide a dynamic, financially responsible, guest centered animal experience that is energized by innovation and fun. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.