Education is an important part of our mission. Throughout the year, we hold open houses where we invite anyone to come join us for a fun-filled and educational day for the whole family. During these quarterly events, we have enrichment and operant condition demonstrations to educate the general public on what it takes to take care of our animals and why these animals do not make good pets. In addition, we schedule private tours by appointment and we host field trips for schools with children of all ages.
We have an international internship program and we host students from both the US and other countries such as France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Great Britain. Students can come from a variety of majors. Although we prefer students that are working towards an animal-related college degree, we also accept students with other majors depending on their goals. With the school's approval, the students will receive full credit for their internship work at our sanctuary.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us to set up an orientation.
School Field Trips
We welcome school groups to visit our sanctuary and have lots of interesting educational activities available for all age groups. Education is focused on conservation of animals in the wild and why exotic animals do not make good pets.