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Education

Night Keeper Experience

This 4 day hands-on class explores all aspects of caring for animals at the Birmingham Zoo and gives participants the opportunity to learn directly from our Night Keepers. Participants will help keepers prepare and feed evening diets, participate in training sessions, create enrichment items for our animals, explore what it takes to create animal habitats that promote the health and welfare for our residents – and much more!  Class also includes one admission with unlimited ride wristband for the student to return to the Zoo during the day and see animals that we may have missed.

NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED!

 

Additional Forms

Education Class Sign In/Out Form: Once registered, complete this form and bring it to the first day of camp.

Education Class Request to Self-Medicate Form: For campers needing to take medication, please complete this form and follow the instructions to send it to the Education Department.

Questions

If you have questions about the Animal Ed-venture classes, or you’re having trouble with registration, the Education Department is here to help! Please call 205-397-3877 or send an email to education@birminghamzoo.com.

Allergy Information

The Birmingham Zoo is a facility that uses nuts and nut products for animal diet purposes. Traces of nuts or nut products may be found in areas where animal feedings are conducted and areas where Programs and Educational animal demonstrations are performed. The safety of our guests remains a top priority and the Zoo takes precautions to provide a safe environment.

In the Education Programs Department, safety precautions include:

  • Teachers are trained to recognize the physical characteristics that indicate an allergic reaction is occurring and proper responses to take when a student has a reaction.
  • Teachers are trained to properly use EpiPen.
  • Teachers will not offer students any food containing nuts or nut products and all students will be discouraged from bringing snacks/lunches containing nuts or nut products.
  • Teachers will ensure that no nuts or nut products are used as any part of class activities (not involving a live animal demonstrations).