Zoo Krewe at BRECs Baton Rouge Zoo

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Basic Information

Address: 3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, La 70807
Phone Number: 225-775-3877 ext 250
Director: Ashleigh Foote

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Additional Information

Ages for Volunteer: Thirteen to Fifteen years of age
Minimum Hours Required: 100 hours over the summer, one weekend a month for the following year
Days of Service: June 25th, 2012 - July 27th, 2012
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The Education Department at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo will start to take applications for the 2012 Zoo Krewe on March 31, 2012. The Zoo Krewe is a program for youths that provides them with hands-on training that will simulate what it is like working at the Zoo.

The program is open to all teenagers 13-17 years old with a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher. Zoo Krewe is designed for youths that are thinking about a career with exotic animals and in public speaking.

Application includes: 

2 teacher recommendations
Copy of applicant's report card
Short essay about why applicant is interested in becoming a Zoo Krewe member

The Zoo will only accept 15 new Zoo Krewe members each year.

After being accepted into the program, each member will be required to take a TB test on their own time. They are also responsible for attending a mandatory orientation on June 25, 2012.

The Zoo Krewe will get to experience Zoo life and learn about all of the animals in the Zoo. They will have a chance to make enrichment for animals while learning about conservation. This is a chance of a life time for a fun-filled summer in the outdoors. You will have the opportunity to make friends with other members and become a part of our Zoo family. 

The cost of this program is $150 per year. The cost includes 2 shirts, learning materials, supplies and training.