Teaching Experience At the Dallas Zoo- Volunteer Experience

Our informal education programs at the Dallas Zoo aim to create a safe, flexible, inclusive learning environment that both introduces children to and inspires empathy for animals and nature.

We have a couple different types of early childhood programs in which education degree seeking students would be able to volunteer and gain experience:

1. Stroller Buddies: This is a parent – child (10mos – 2 years) nature exploration program on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00am – 10:30am. These parent-child pairs will explore themed nature stations (i.e. sand and dirt or mud and messy play stations), learn about an animal visitor, take a zoo tour, sing a song, and read a book.

2. Preschool Safari: This program is for 3-5 year olds on Fridays in the fall and spring semesters. The students will make enrichment for animals, learn about an animal visitor, take a zoo tour, participate in dramatic and nature play, and make a themed craft.

3. Wild about Art: This program is for children ages 5 – 8 years old and combines art with animals. Children will learn about a type of art or artist and use inspiration from a zoo tour to create pieces of art. This program is once a month on Sunday afternoons.

For more information about our early childhood programs, please visit  http://www.dallaszoo.com/education/camps-classes/preschool/


Girlstart STEM CREW Internship

Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. We accomplish this by developing innovative models and processes for teaching STEM and delivering STEM and STEM integrated education program.

The purpose of our after school program is to provide 4th and 5th grade girls with a fun, free STEM enrichment program that builds confidence and encourages them to pursue paths to higher education and discover greater career opportunities. Our after school program meets once a week for an hour immediately after the school day at the school. STEM Crew (Creative, Resourceful, Empowered Women) leaders are responsible for implementing the Girlstart method, curriculum and classroom management.

Girlstart will have several programs this spring in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Irving, Duncanville and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School Districts.

Our programs will start in the elementary schools the second week of September.


Hailey Gottardy | North Texas Program Coordinator | Girlstart | 972-719-2510

Part-Time Employment Opportunity- C2 Education

C2 Education is the highest paying tutoring organization in the area.

We are now offering part-time teaching positions in the evenings and on Saturdays for qualified applicants.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students seeking to build their resume and make good after-school money, as the base teacher pay is $20.40/hr.

Teaching doesn’t start until 3:30 PM weekdays, and we offer flexible schedules.

See the attached application  C2_Education_Employment_Application (002) which can be submitted in person at the address below, over email, or on our website under “Career Opportunities” https://www.c2educate.com

For further information, please reach out to Jeremy Ayars at 936-585-2143

Jeremy Ayars- Program Lead- C2 Allen

906 W. McDermott #120 Allen, Tx