Ages 12 through 112
This is a certified wildlife educators course will teach students the basic structure, implementation & development of a widlife education presentation including static displays, power-points (or speech cards if you don't use power-point), and live animal programs. Topics covered include animal husbandry, safety, public safety, technique, animal handling and training techniques, and biology of insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
This certified class will open doors for anyone interested in a career in wildlife education - working for a governmental or non-governmental organization. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate backed by the Pella Wildlife Company. This certificate has been used by many past students to either start or further a career for them at zoos, wildlife rehab centers, wildlife education centers, schools, science centers, as camp counselors and more. This certificate is also beneficial when applying for study abroad opportunities, scholarships or grants.
This course is a video course and is based on videos of Ron DeArmond, your course instructor, teaching at Central Campus (High School Students) and at the Red Rock Wildlife Education Center in Des Moines, Iowa. No additional footage from outside Iowa is used in this course. If you were directed to this page from our Youtube Video you were able to view Ron introducing a version of the course he taught at the Cincinnati Zoo. However, the videos contained in this course have been filmed on site here in Iowa to provide you with a more in-depth experience as the course at the Cincinnati Zoo was only a one-day course.