Looking for Zoo docents
Interested in wildlife and want to share what you know? The St. Louis Zoo is looking for volunteer educators to be a part of its docent program.
As proxies for the Zoo, docents help children and other zoo visitors better understand and appreciate wildlife, ecosystems, and conservation. By leading classes at the Zoo and in the community, conducting Zoo tours, and teaching about animals, they help foster the next generation of nature-lovers.
Training for the program begins in January and runs one day a week for 13 weeks. Volunteers will learn the ins and outs of the Zoo as well as some basic education techniques from experienced docents and Zoo educators.
Prospective volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and able to commit go at least 62 hours of docent work a year. Interviewscan be scheduled August through October to begin training in January.
For more information about the Zoo's docent program, visit its website. To schedule an interview appointment, call Kim Schaefer at 314-646-4723 or Hannah Petri at 314-646-4548.