Zoo Science & Management Course
The Zoo Science and Management course gives students a behind-the-scenes view of the zoo world. During this intense two-week course, students will hear a diverse range of lectures from all major departments at the zoo. Past lectures have included: Animal care, enrichment, animal training, exhibit design, horticulture, zoo science, veterinary medicine, conservation, marketing, guest services, and education. In addition, students will be trained in behavioral observation techniques and will collect data for ongoing research projects around the zoo. Required course material will be provided and there is no textbook for the course. A typical day will feature talks and tours in the morning followed by behavioral research by the students in the afternoon. At the end of the course, students will analyze their data and give a short presentation of their results. For more details, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Goff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Kristen Lukas (email@example.com).
Please check out our Flickr photo set to see some of the student activities for the class from the past few years (2003-present).
- The course is offered from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Dates for 2013: Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 24
Example Course Syllabus (details are subject to change)
You must register this course through Malone University by contacting their Registrar's Office at 330-471-8128. The course is listed as Biology 150 and non-Malone students will need to register as a transient student. Before registering for the course, it is advised that you contact your academic institution to determine their requirements for the transfer of credits. Once you have completed the course, you will then need to request Malone University to transfer the credits to your institution. Enrollment in this course is restricted and you will need to contact Dr. Jeffrey Goff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for permission to register the course. There are 18 available seats and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants should have had at least one college level course in zoology, biology, biological anthropology, or animal behavior.