NEW VISIONS: ZOO WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION CAREERS
9990 Grade 12 4 credits
Each New Visions program runs daily for approximately 6 periods and students are responsible for their own transportation to the program sites. Each program includes English IV and Social Studies 12 curriculum. Participation in these programs is determined via an application and interview process. Applications are due March 1 of the junior year. See your counselor for a packet.
The Zoo Wildlife and Conservation Careers program allows highly motivated, college bound seniors the opportunity to explore a career in the many areas related to wildlife conservation and zoo management. Students will have the unique opportunity to study and shadow at the 23 Acre Buffalo Zoo. This exciting program includes study in Conservation, Wildlife Research, Animal Care, Veterinary Care and Exhibit Design. Students will also gain experience in Conservation Education and Zoo Marketing and Development as well as Horticulture and Grounds and Life Systems Maintenance. Each semester will culminate with a project in which the students research and design their own animal exhibit with input from the Buffalo Zoo’s animal experts.