Zookeeper for a Day
Sorry grown-ups, this one's actually for kids, but you can live vicariously through yours when they come home thrilled and exhausted from a day spent as zookeeper at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Kids in grades 2-8 work in small groups with a professional zookeeper either in an animal room or a barn, where they learn how to handle small mammals, birds and/or reptiles. Then they get to show off their new skills by presenting the animals to other kids and visitors at the Children's Zoo. To complete the workday experience, students get to attend a staff meeting and have lunch. Find dates and registration info for the Keeper for a Day Program for 2013-2014.