Teens Interested In Animal Science Take "Safari Expo"
Todd Pittenger - Sat 04:33 PM 03/02/2013
A group of teens from around the area interested in careers in animal science spent Saturday afternoon at a special event at Rolling Hills Zoo.
The Safari Expo was a joint event between Manhattan's Sunset Zoo and Rolling Hills.
Volunteer Coordinator Anita Butler from Rolling Hills tells KSAL News that about 45 middle school through college age students attended the event.
Those who attended were able to visit with wildlife biologists, veterinarians, researchers, zoo keepers, conservationists, and several colleges and universities about a career in the world of animal care and conservation.
Safari Expo included moderated 30-minute panel discussions on topics that included animal care and husbandry, animal health, and reseach and conservation. Panel members consisted of fish and wildlife experts, animal rehabilitation experts, small and large animal veterinarians, animal researchers, animal biologists, and zoo keepers.
Teens from as far away as Hays attended the Safari Expo.
Butler said that they previously hosted a science and technology event, which has evolved into what is now the Safari Expo.