This program is full and no longer accepting applications.
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.
Students will have the opportunity to experience the zoological field by working with the trainers at the National Aviary. Students will go behind the scenes and assist with many aspects of animal care, including: feeding, cleaning, enrichment, and training.
Instructor Bio: Caitlin Stone has been an educator at the National Aviary since 2007 and was fortunate enough to participate in several AIU apprenticeships while attending North Allegheny High School. She enjoys being able to provide similar experiences for students through this program.
All classes take place on Wednesdays from 10:00am until Noon at the National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pgh, PA 15212.
Sept. 20 (Orientation and tour)
Oct. 4 (Shadowing)
Oct. 18 (Shadowing)
Nov. 1 (Shadowing)
Nov. 15 (Shadowing)
Nov. 29 (Shadowing)
Dec. 13 (Veterinary medicine workshop/dissection)
The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.