There are no more Jr. Zookeeper classes scheduled for 2013. Please check back in March for 2014 Jr. Zookeeper offerings.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a zookeeper? Here is your chance to find out...
Become a Jr. Zookeeper for a day and learn the important roles that zookeepers play at Nashville Zoo. Geared towards children ages 10 – 14, our Jr. Zookeeper program gives kids the opportunity to work in various animal departments.
2013 Program Information
Each month has its own theme – due to popularity, enrollment is limited to 3 classes per Jr. Zookeeper. If registering for multiple classes, your Jr. Zookeeper must choose dates with different topics. Thank you for your cooperation.
June: Exhibit Design - Ever think about how much planning goes into making an animal's habitat at the Zoo? Learn about all the parts that go into creating an animal exhibit and then learn how to do it!
July: Animal Nutrition - You probably know tigers eat meat and macaws love seeds and nuts, but what does a porcupine eat? Or an anteater (it's more than just ants!). This class includes a visit and demonstration at the Zoo's Commissary, where the animals' diets are prepared every day.
August: Veterinary Care at the Zoo - Zookeepers work with veterinarians to take the best care possible of the animals at the Zoo. Junior Zookeepers will learn what vets really do and even get to tour the Zoo's animal clinic!
September: Training & Enrichment - Learn how zookeepers teach animals to do different behaviors that help them feed the animals, provide medical care and more. Junior Zookeepers will learn how to create and use enrichment to stimulate the animals' senses and gently expose them to new things. Training tips and enrichment can be applied to pets, too!
TB test results must be received 2 weeks after your confirmation is sent to you. TB test results must meet the following requirements:
1) Negative test result
2) Current with date of test - within 12 months of scheduled Jr. ZooKeeper class.
3) Result record must be signed by physician/nurse that read result. If results are not received within 2 weeks, your space may be forfeited. Results may be faxed to 615-333-0728 or mailed to:
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211