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Welcome to the study of Zoos and Conservation Biology!

 

Joyce Kaplan
Faculty Department Chair


Biology and Management of Zoo Animals AAS Degree

(NEW program - Fall 2012)

Joyce Kaplan and beluga whale in Sea World pool

Partnering with:

  • Oregon Zoo

  • Oregon National Primate Research Center

 

 


For information on prerequisites, coursework, admissions, and information sessions please review the **new**

Department Website

 

**Looking for a local site to begin your basic volunteer animal husbandry experience in order to qualify to apply for BAMZA?  Try these!**

Oregon Humane Society(as a volunteer for "in shelter care of animals"): http://www.oregonhumane.org/volunteer/OHS_Adult_Volunteering.asp

Bonnie Hayes Shelter (as a "direct animal care" volunteer):
http://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/AnimalServices/Volunteer/opportunities.cfm

Audubon Society of Portland ("Wildlife Care Center" volunteer:  note that volunteer training is required, which is only offered a couple of times per year. Following this you may have to do other work before WCC shifts are available)
http://audubonportland.org/about/volunteer

Pride Equine Rescue in Gaston may accept help, no website so would have to contact them directly by phone.
41500 SW Vandehey Road
Gaston, OR 97119
(971) 998-2271
Pride is a non-profit horse rescue based in Gaston Oregon. We rescue any abused, neglected, and unwanted horses who need our help. We run solely on the kindness of horse lovers, volunteers, and public donations

Joyce Kaplan holding African Crested porcupine pup
Rock Creek Campus
Building 7, Room 202
(971) 722-7688
joyce.kaplan@pcc.edu

 

Considering whether a zoo career is for you?  It is truly a labor of love... check out these stories from current zoo professionals and see if they strike a chord:

You may also wish to get an idea of the jobs currently available at AZA accredited zoos:

 

 

 

My Courses...

Select course titles to view course details in the PCC Schedule.
(These links open a page outside this instructor's site in a new window.)
  Fall 2014 Course No.   Course Title Section
    BMZA 100 Introduction to Zoo Science 43395
    BMZA 101 Zoo Bio & Mgmt I - Intro 43396
    BMZA 110 Animal Nutrition 43397
    BMZA 203 Zoo Bio & Mgmt IV - Mammals 44319



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