Careers In Curiosity: Saving the World — One Animal (and Habitat) at a Time!

IMG_20141118_174716

Melissa, the Museum’s Coordinator of Animal Training and Programming for the Discovery Zoo, offers children a chance to get hands on with our Education animals during Free Night.

This week, we are continuing our exploration of curious careers! When you think about a typical Museum you may think of priceless art hanging on the walls, huge dinosaur skeletons, and display cases with artifacts that are thousands of years old. The difference between most Museums and the Boonshoft Museum is that we are also an accredited Zoo, with over 100 live animals – from mischievous Meerkats to Egyptian fruit bats.

Having so many animals to care for requires a lot of time and effort, so we have a Live Animals Department that keeps our animals happy and healthy! Each of our Live Animals staff members have different educational backgrounds, from Natural Resources to Zoology and Biological Sciences—but they all have one thing in common, they love animals!

Melissa Proffitt, the Coordinator of Animal Training and Programming for our Discovery Zoo, took a minute to blog about her awesome experiences with our Live Animals, the importance of conservation, and fills us in on how she ended up working with some of the cutest critters in the world! Read her guest blog below!

Continue reading
Advertisements

Helping Your Child Beat the Summer Slide!

This week we are exploring the infamous “summer slide” and what parents can do to combat it. Guest blogger and Boonshoft Super Educator, Blaire (pictured below), will be sharing a little bit about the regression that students experience in the summer and how the Museum’s awesome summer camps can stop the summer slide in it’s tracks!

Boonshoft-20

Having a blast in the Museum’s Do-Lab

Click here for some must-know facts about the summer slide!

To read Blaire’s post, click the “Read More” link below!

Continue reading