Careers with Animals!

by  Greenville Zoo

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Always had an interest in working with animals, but
don’t know how to start?  This program explores
strategies for picking a fulfilling career, discusses educational requirements
and potential salaries for various careers with animals!

Program Rating

   based on 49 evaluation(s).

About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00


40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners College/Young Adults Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Our availability includes: Year round Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you would like a program outside of this time, please feel free to ask and we will see what we can do for you! Please reserve 2 weeks in advance when possible.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Greenville Zoo

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that a program must be canceled due to weather, technical issues, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Zoo or program recipient, the program may be rescheduled at a later date agreeable to both parties for no additional charge (dependent on availability). If cancellation occurs for any other reason than listed above, a cancellation fee will apply.

RESCHEDULING POLICY: In the event that a program needs to be rescheduled for any reason other than those listed above, then the Zoo must be notified at least three weeks before the date of the program. We do not reschedule inside the three weeks of the scheduled program date. A rescheduling fee will apply.

REFUND POLICY: Once registration is confirmed, the Greenville Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If a program is canceled at any time for any reason other than those listed above, no refund or credit will be given. Substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification given at least three weeks before the date of the program.

About This Provider

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Greenville Zoo

Greenville, SC
United States

The Greenville Zoo is a 14-acre facility featuring hundreds of wildlife from all over the world including giraffe, monkeys, giant tortoises and leopards. Join us on a wildlife adventure through the zoo’s beautifully landscaped acres filled with up close and personal views of its residents! Through engaging programs, educational events and animal exhibits, the Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!

Zoo Education

Program Details


1. Define “career” – and a discussion of how to choose a future career path
2. Discuss common types of careers found at an AZA Accredited Zoo
3. Discuss other common careers with animals, including median salary & educational requirements
4. Discuss three major takeaways for career decision making
5. Support discussion of careers with animals with animal encounters throughout


1. Define the phrase ‘Career with Animals”
2. Identify at least 5 careers that involve working with animals
3. Relate current interests/hobbies to future career options
4. Analyze future career options vis-à-vis willingness to pursue higher education
5. Choose and defend potential career options based on knowledge gained during the program

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
o NS.5-8.3 Life Science- Regulation and Behavior
o NS.5-8.7 Personal and Social Perspectives- Science and Technology in Society
o NSS-C.5-8.5 Roles of the Citizen- How can citizens take park in civic life?
o NS.9-12.11 Science as Inquiry- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
o NS.9-12.7 History and Nature of Science- Science as a human endeavor
o NSS-C.9-12.5 Roles of the Citizen- How can citizens take park in civic life?

Next Generation Science Standards:
o 5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity- Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

State Standards

International Society for Technology in Education Standards:
o ISTE 1- Empowered Learner
o ISTE 6- Creative Communicator
o ISTE 7- Global Collaborator

American School Counseling Standards
o ASCS M1. Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
o ASCS B-LS 7. Identify long and short term academic, career, and social/emotional goals