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Service Learning Program (SLP)

 

 

The Attica Park Service Learning Program, run and coordinated by the Education Center, is a bilingual project for students, aged 12 to 18, who want to learn more about leadership, animal care, and zoology. The students can choose to become either  "Young Leaders" and/or  "Young Researchers"

 

Young Leaders 

A Young Leader in the Zoo Camp program is older than the campers, but too young to be an AZP volunteer (who are typically assigned with the animal care staff).   A Young Leader will assist in the zoo camp with all activities, accompanying the children at all times, under the direct supervision of Education Center staff.  The program aims to provide to the Young Leaders zoological and pedagogical theory and practice, effective leadership, team-working and problem solving in order to enable them to develop their skills on these topics.

 

To participate in the program, students must:

 

  1. Fill out the brief application.
  2. Send the filled out application to the following email education@atticapark.gr
  3. Receive confirmation from the Education Center staff of acceptance to the program for the dates requested in the application form.
  4. Cost: Make payment of 80 euro per zoo camp week (5-6 days) to the account of the park.

 

Young Researcher

This option aims to provide the participants with a sense of what zoologists, especially ethologists, do and how they might design and carry out a study to answer a particular question they have about a species or a particular animal.  The use of the scientific method and modifying a question such that it can be answered in measurable parameters, the process of collecting data, tabulating it and brainstorming with fellow Young Researchers, as well as discussing with the Head of Education, is of great value in the learning achievements of a Young Researcher.  Students are able to focus on a particular animal of their choice and ask a question that is of interest to them.  

 

Registration Procedure for the Young Researcher option: 

 

  1. Fill out the brief application.
  2. The option of the research project requires that the participant receives from a school teacher (e.g., science teacher) a statement recommending the student for acceptance in the SLP program.

 3. Send the filled out application and the statement from the teacher to the following email education@atticapark.gr

 4. Receive confirmation from the Education Center staff of acceptance to the program.
 5. Cost: Make payment of 80 euro per annum to the account of the park.

 

Young Intern

A "Young Intern" receives training from the Education Center staff to care for the abandoned exotic pets we host in our space, to present basic physiological information of these species to visitors, as well as to talk about the animals' personal stories and how they came to us.  Furthermore, they learn how to communicate in an appropriate manner to visitors about protection of wildlife through improved human behavior and sustainable practices as well as any other logistical and office-related work that is required toward the above tasks. 

 

To participate in the program, students must:

 

  1. Fill out the brief application.
  2. The option of the research project requires that the participant receives from a school teacher (e.g., science teacher) a statement either:

     - recommending the student for acceptance in the SLP program, or

     - requesting their acceptance, to carry out a particular research project on either the topic of zoology or psychology/sociology.

 3. Send the filled out application and the statement from the teacher to the following email education@atticapark.gr

 4. Receive confirmation from the Education Center staff of acceptance to the program.
 5. Cost: Make payment of 80 euro per annum to the account of the park.

 

 


Detailed Description of the Program