Resources For Kids

So You Want to Work With Animals?

Check out these awesome resources to give you all the information you need on how to work with animals, whether they’re scaly, furry, creepy, or crawly!


Tips for Kids:

  • Focus on subjects like math and science in school
  • Find local (and even international!) volunteer opportunities to get hands-on with animals
  • Find ways to incorporate your passion into everyday life: Use your favorite animal as the next topic for a school paper, explore the outdoors, get a family pet, or watch animal documentaries
  • Visit zoos, aquariums, and other animal centers to see and learn about animals, ask staff questions, and even volunteer
  • Take the opportunities offered at Eco Adventures, including camps, field trips, birthday parties, private tours, and a Junior Assistant program for kids 11-years-old and up
  • Check out these other great resources for more information on how to work with animals!

Resource Links

How to Become a Herpetologist/What Herpetology is Like Links:



Volunteering (Maryland/More Local):



National (U.S.) & International Volunteering:



Colleges with Herpetology Majors:



Animal-Related Majors:

  • Zoology
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Animal Psychology
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Equine Science
  • Poultry Science
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Environmental Science