Sustainable development starts with a strong, informed workforce. Whether it is here in Western New York, or in a conservation community worldwide, workforce development is key to building a framework of sustainability that supports conservation and a healthy environment for animals and people alike.
Here in Rochester, Seneca Park Zoo is partnered with the City of Rochester to hire 16 RCSD Juniors and Seniors for year-round employment through the Rochester Summer of Opportunity youth employment program. This is a two-year program that hires eight people each year. Our Urban Ecologists work in and around the Rochester community, promoting a healthy, positive relationship with Rochester’s natural spaces and the biodiversity that uses them.
The Urban Ecologists are:
Interested in becoming an Urban Ecologist?