I had alot of expectations about my internship working at the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo for short). I new it would be intense with having to know who gets what kind of food when and dietary supplements and implementing quarantine procedures and I knew that it would be a great experience but what I didn't know was that I would learn more than just animal husbandry. Reptiles are a passion of mmine and being able to care for them, teach about them to all ages (from presenting at day cares to birthday parties to middle school aged studnets to vet-tech students it's been an experience. And then I gained more mechanical skills by building an outdoor enclosure for some of our basking lizards. it's been incredible and I'm plan to take away as much as I'm going to put into this internship. My boss, Jamie Pastika (gave the lapping lecture series talk on reptile care) told me he, "expects [me] to know more than the teacher of the herpetology course at Unity."
That's awesome Clover. From what I understand you've got some great people skills and children just flock to you; these skills are sometimes harder to learn than the technical ones. I am so happy your talents are reconginzed at RAD. You'll have to talk with Pat C. I think there's an adjunct position open for herpetology. Perhaps there's an opportunity here. Keep us posted.
Clover,We're very glad to hear how much you're learning. Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts with those of us back in Unity. ~Alysa Remsburg
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