Are you a high school student considering a career as a zoo keeper? Gain a better understanding of this rewarding career by applying for a Job Shadow at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
Job Shadow Information
Job Shadow Application
Job Shadows are available on a limited basis and must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. A $15 fee is charged for each Job Shadow experience. Scholarships are available for students demonstrating financial need.
If you have questions about any of the resources or programs listed above, contact the Zoo Education Department at 260-427-6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship
The Fort Wayne Zoological Society awards a one-time $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior pursuing a career in the stewardship of animals. Graduating high school seniors in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties in Indiana are eligible to apply.
Interested students should contact the zoo at 260-427-6809 or download an application. The annual application deadline is February 1.
The Scholarship was established in 1992 to honor the late Dr. Larry Ackerman, who served as the zoo’s veterinarian for 25 years. Contributions to the fund are always welcome and may be mailed to Ackerman Scholarship Fund, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, In 46808. Contributions are tax deductible.