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Education work can be formal or informal and may include:
Teaching - groups, classes, individual tutoring, distance learning, any age or demographic;
Program Development - course curricula, text materials, video, online courses, apps, interactive software;
Management - education providers, PD, administration, management, marketing.
Work in schools, colleges and universities may include both teaching and research in topics related to zoology, behaviour or animal husbandry.
Work in zoos, rehabilitation centres, aquariums (‘touch tanks’) might involve educational programs e.g. guided tours or presentations within the centres or businesses.
Animal education can be a large or smaller part of any of the following jobs:
Most start their career by volunteering for a laboratory, research group or a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Others will volunteer to do some administrative, digital media or marketing work for a non-profit organization working in educational projects.
There are several opportunities for those interested in volunteer work in wildlife, pets and farm animals. Some will work as animal assistants in pet shops or zoos, rehabilitation centres and so learning about the animals and seek for alternative ways to expand their knowledge and network.