Teen Programs

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center offers teens the chance to explore career opportunities working with wildlife and public education.

Keeper for a Day

Keeper for a Day gives those wild about wildlife the chance to see (and touch!) all that’s involved in caring for our resident animals and rehabilitation patients. Participants will go behind the scenes alongside our Wildlife Specialists as they care for, assess and treat the animals. Learn about animal husbandry, diet, wildlife medicine and more.

Project Wildlife

This distinctive program offers opportunities for high school students to gain hands-on experience with animals and learn about wildlife education. Members of Project Wildlife will learn from our expert wildlife staff while meeting peers with similar interested and gaining valuable experience through service learning hours in areas such as animal care, wildlife handling, and wildlife rehabilitation.

The William and Shirley Snider Family Scholarship

Applications are accepted through April 30, 2021. A committee comprised of Snider Family members, Center staff and volunteers will review all applications. Recipients will be notified within two weeks after the decision has been made. A check will be issued directly to the university or college.

Each year, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center makes available two $500 scholarships to high school seniors or the equivalent who have performed at least 50 hours of volunteer service at the Center during the previous calendar year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be accepted at any accredited college or university to pursue a course of study that would contribute to and further the mission of the Center.

To apply for the Snider Family Scholarship, please download the application below and submit the required information.

Teen Programs at the Center continue to be paused due to high transmission of the Delta variant. Thank you for your understanding.

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