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First Annual Open House Planned for WLU Zoo Science Program

On April 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., WLU will host its first annual Zoo Science open house in Arnett Hall. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community and promises to be a unique experience for visitors.

At the open house, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the program’s various aspects through a series of stations featuring animal interactions, demonstrations, and student research. They will also have the chance to meet with zoo science major students and faculty who are eager to showcase their program to the community.

Lauren Mort, WLU’s Animal Care Specialist, expressed her excitement for the event and emphasized its importance in connecting with the community and raising awareness about the program’s opportunities for students. Matthew Shuttleworth, Zoo Science event coordinator and lab mentor, highlighted the passion that students have for maintaining the animal collection and gaining valuable experience through the program.

The unique Zoo Science curriculum at WLU prepares students for employment in various fields such as zoo and conservation facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, federal and state conservation agencies, and graduate schools in ecological and conservation science. For more information about WLU’s Zoo Science program or upcoming events like this one, visit

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