Junior Curator & Junior WILD! Keeper Programs

Established in 1949, our Junior Curator Program is a unique opportunity for children to experience life on a real farm. The program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on the Heckscher Farm. The Junior Curator Program is the Museum's junior volunteer program and consists of five sessions. For information on the Junior Curator class, please contact Victoria Jaffrey at 203.968.8362 or by e-mail.

Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. Similar to the Junior Curator program, WILD! Keepers gives participants ages 10-14 hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals, from chinchillas to lizards to tarantulas. Upon completion of this class, participants are eligible to volunteer with the animals in the Heckscher WILD! exhibit. For information on the Junior WILD! Keepers class, please contact Malinda Sears at 203.977.6560 or by e-mail.

Junior Curator 101 (ages 10 - 13)
Monday through Friday, 3:30 - 5 pm

DATECODEREGISTER
May 22-26CODEREGISTER
June 26-30WKJC11REGISTER
July 10-14JC2REGISTER
July 24-28JC3REGISTER
August 7-11JC4REGISTER
This unique, hands-on program provides an overview of basic animal care and experiential learning on Heckscher Farm. The course includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Heckscher Farm and various hands-on experiences, such as cleaning and feeding of animals. Upon completion of the program, each participant will be eligible to become a farm volunteer. Space is limited!

Members: $140 | Non-Members: $160

Junior WILD! Keepers (ages 10 - 13)
Monday through Friday, 3:30 - 5 pm

DATEJWK1REGISTER
July 17-21WKJC11REGISTER
August 14-18JWK2REGISTER
Discover how the SM&NC Environmental Education staff cares for our exotic teaching animals in this unique handson program. Work with our reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and invertebrates in our Heckscher WILD! exhibit and learn the proper techniques of feeding, handling, and caring for these exotic animals. Learn about proper food choice for animals by preparing meals. Explore how we habituate animals for classes through handling, and go through specific needs for certain species. After completion of this class, participants are eligible to volunteer with the animals in the Heckscher WILD! exhibit. Limited enrollment.

Members: $135 | Non-Members: $155


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