There are many ways for youth with visual impairments to have meaningful experiences out in nature. This includes being around animals, working with plants and flowers, or generally being outdoors. As with other types of experiences, it is important to match the individual's interest and skills with available opportunities. There is always a way to create a job that fits an individual need!
Jobs at the Zoo
- Read and study or retain or access information about animals from animal fact sheets and present information to zoo visitors.
- Student must be comfortable speaking to the public and demonstrate the ability to study information on designated fact sheets, develop a script about the animal or exhibit, and initiate public speaking at the exhibit.
Jobs at the Farm
Animal Care Assistant:
- Clean cages and animal bedding
- Clean and replenish food and water bowls