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Animal Science Education Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Things That Creep

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Things That Creep needs volunteers to assist with events and programs, introducing members of the public (of all ages!) to our reptile and amphibian ambassadors. We regularly run tables at expos, conduct educational programming in classrooms, appear at birthday parties, and other events.

Volunteers work alongside experienced educators and animal handlers. Volunteers are required to complete a hands-on training course where they will meet our animal ambassadors, learn more about the species we work with, and learn proper animal handling technique.

Education Volunteers must be comfortable speaking with members of the public (especially children and young adults), handling a wide range of reptiles and amphibians (and maybe even cockroaches), spending periods of time standing or kneeling during events, be calm under pressure, and be able to safely handle animals in a sometimes chaotic and unpredictable environment. A good sense of humor is also appreciated!

We have many programs/events in the evenings and weekends.

Applicants should be prepared to wear masks and show proof of vaccination.

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About Things That Creep

Location:

1712 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94709, US

Mission Statement

Inspiring conservation action by creating access to science education and building community connections.

Description

Things That Creep brings science to life with lizards, snakes, turtles and frogs. Our hands-on programs are designed to create a connection between participants and animals that are often ignored or feared and provide a pathway to future careers in STEM fields.

Through learning about herps (reptiles & amphibians) and their role in their ecosystems, people feel a vested interest in their importance and protection. Herps play a vital and necessary role in a healthy, local ecosystem. Local ecosystem biodiversity helps maintain a balance to create a more healthy planet.

We can support biodiversity in our own outside spaces by making conscious choices about the types of plants we grow, having a bird bath or spraying pesticides. We can make small changes to our gardens to support wildlife so that it can continue to thrive despite habitat loss which threatens much of our planet's life. Together we can make a difference.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Education & Literacy
Environment
Animals, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15516 Cull Canyon RoadCastro Valley, CA 94552

(37.7416,-122.0539)
 

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Science
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month commitment

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