BRIDGEPORT, CONN. -- The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is seeking applicants for its hands-on conservation and education program.
The Conservation Discovery Corps, is, the zoo said, a “citizen-science-based” initiative that gives local teenagers real conservation training and an “inside perspective” on the zoo and its 300 or so occupants.
Among the species currently at the zoo are: red pandas, giant anteaters, Amur (Siberian) tigers, Brazilian ocelots, red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins.
The students also gain experience in public service and public speaking, the zoo said.
The deadline for applying to this season’s program is fast approaching.
According to the zoo, the complete Conservation Discovery Corps Application Packet (application form, 2 reference letters, and letter of student's interest) must be received by Jan. 15, or postmarked by Jan. 14 to be considered.
For more information, visit www.beardsleyzoo.org, or call (203) 394-6565.
The zoo is located at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.
For the zoo’s complete calendar of events, click here .
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