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Recruitment meeting for prospective Exploreres and their parents will be held on Friday, January 3 at 5:00pm. All information and the application will be handed out at that time.
The Long Beach Animal Care Explorer Academy is open to qualified young people in the Long Beach area who wish to serve the public and make the region safer for people and animals. The Unit is associated with the Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau, and is registered with the Learning for Life organization.
Explorers attending Long Beach Unified School District will be eligible to receive credit toward their service credit graduation requirement
- By training in the procedures of handling animal-related situations related to public health and safety which they will encounter throughout their lives.
- By briefly exploring the many phases of the law enforcement, animal care, and public health service professions.
The program is planned and directed by Long Beach Animal Care Services staff. Hands-on learning experiences include domestic animal, reptile and horse handling, marine animal rescue, instruction on urban wildlife, veterinary medicine, cruelty investigations and more!
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants Must:
- Be at least (15) and not yet (20) years of age by start of the academy.
- Have a clean police record and good citizenship record.
- Maintain at least a "C" grade average at school.
- By physically fit with plenty of stamina and courage.
- Be willing to devote necessary time to meetings emergencies.
Meetings are held at our shelter on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Conference Room 3. There is a $15 one-time registration fee to participate in the Explorer Academy
SPECIALIST EXPLORER POST #872, B.S.A. * Chartered 1975
City of Long Beach Bureau of Animal Care Services (ACS)
City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM)
Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA)
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