Service-Learning Internship: Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge & Zoological Park
Author: Kimberly Fuller
Faculty Supervisor: C. Tate Holbrook, Ph.D.
I worked for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) during Summer 2016. While I was there, I learned the basic husbandry for Florida natural wildlife such as raccoons, opossums, squirrels, etc. I also learned how to conduct marine mammal rescues and care for neonatal animals and endangered species. I got to be a zookeeper and perform Keeper Talks to the public as well as care for our animals. The most important thing that we did was enrichment for our animals. Working for the ECWR helped me gain valuable knowledge on different wildlife and marine species in Florida.