Zoologists study how wild animals interact within their ecosystems
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a zoologist is like.
More than 30,000 species are threatened with extinction – that’s 27% of all species that exist.
STEP 1: Explore the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Which species on this list are you most passionate about saving? Why?
STEP 2: Research to find out about current conservation efforts for that species.
STEP 3: Write a personal action plan for this species. What is being done, and how will YOU help? Name at least 3 specific actions you will take. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Are there any local zoos that have conservation programs related to this animal?
- Are there any nonprofit organizations dedicated to this animal?
- Are there any related volunteer opportunities?
STEP 4: Do it! While you are taking action, raise awareness for your cause by sharing your work in the Student Showcase.
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