Conservation Careers for Grades 11-College, is a 12-night program that allows campers to survey a more in-depth zoological experience and spend nearly 2 weeks at Busch Gardens. Participate in Expedition Conservation and Zoo Careers, and explore the Tampa Bay area for 2 days in between. Call1-877-248-2267 to make a reservation for this extended camp.
Experience conservation in action through real-life, hands-on work in the field. Discover how conservation education can impact wildlife and people living alongside them, or the visitors at one of the nation’s largest zoos. Observe endangered species both in the park and offsite. Engage in up-close animal encounters and speak to wildlife professionals out in the field. Plus, enjoy all that Busch Gardens® and SeaWorld® have to offer.
This is an intense exploration of working with animals including everything from scrubbing and raking, to preparing animal diets and so much more. Gain insight into managing a world-class zoological facility with opportunities to interact with zoo staff and receive valuable career guidance. Participants work behind the scenes daily under the guidance of professional zookeepers, attend training workshops and even prepare a special project. This is your chance to 'sample' a zoo career!
Here are just some of the experiences you can expect:
- Get face to face with a few endangered species at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld
- Chat with wildlife researchers and rehabilitators at local conservation sites across Florida
- Assist professional researchers in the field at two conservation sites
- Visit a sea grass conservation project and search for sea turtle nest sites along the gulf coast
- Learn about fire ecology and explore the shores of one of Florida’s pristine rivers
- Venture across the Serengeti Plain® for an eye-to-eye view of giraffes and zebra
- Engage in up-close animal encounters
- Explore Busch Gardens’ animal exhibits and enhance your conservation knowledge about wildlife
- Enhance your knowledge about wildlife at risk and identify ways you can make a difference during a team project
- Challenge Manta at SeaWorld—find out what it’s like to spin and fly like a giant ray
- Enjoy world class rides, shows, and animal exhibits at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld