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For students in grades 8 to 12 in the 2017-2017 school year

June 17 - 28

A lizard and a rabbit stare at each other


This career-education class is a wonderful exploration for students who love animals, especially if they are curious about animal-care careers.

Students will learn about a variety of animals, the care that they need, which ones are happy as pets, correct feeding, keeping them and their surroundings clean, and handling them appropriately. Students will explore techniques for enabling animals to "live as a member of the household."

Students will explore jobs available in animal care through visits to sites such as pet stores, a veterinarian, or the Humane Society.

Students in this class must be willing to follow instructions carefully and be able to behave responsibly around animals.

NOTE: Applicants should not have severe allergies to hay, aspen shavings, or animals. (Allergies that can be managed by Claritin or similar means can be accommodated.)


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For information about program content, contact:

  • Margaret Edwards (512) 206-9476  or
  • Amanda Fierro 512-206-9294 


For information about the application process, contact:
Short-Term Programs administrative team - Nichelle White 512-206-9332, Phoebe Williams 512-206-9241 or