Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Exotic Animals and Kids!

Exotic animals and kids don't necessarily seem like a good mix, but when you do it right, it can be awesome! Here at IEAS, it's a great fit, as the end of the school year means that it's time for field trips and career days! For us, this brings lots of school tours and school visits for our interns and Education Coordinator. So far, we have had a number of school tours and have plenty more lined up for the weeks ahead. In fact, this friday, over 100 students will make their way to the Sanctuary to learn about conservation, the animals at IEAS, and how they can help or have a future working with animals!

These are the same things we teach when we go to Career Days at local schools, focusing on how to reach the goal of working with animals. It's always an amazing experience to show students what it takes to work in this field and how incredibly rewarding it can be! With the three scheduled Career Days in the next two weeks, we're excited to see how many future Conservationists, Animal Rescuers, Animal Caretakers, and Zookeepers were have in our midst! 

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