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ExCEL . . In Animal Sciences

Janurary 10-12, 2015


OSU Extension 4-H and the Oregon Zoo are partnering to provide an exciting learning opportunity for high school teens at the Oregon Zoo. The goals of this program are to provide high school youth with hands on learning opportunities in

  • Career exploration (zoology, vet science, conservation, education, biological sciences and more)

  • Job skills development

  • Leadership

  • Exploring post high school education paths

Download the 4-H ExCEL 2015 promotional flyer

Training Seminars and Activities Include:


  • Exploring personal interests and skills for future careers.

  • Panel presentation by career professionals in multiple animal and non-animal careers

  • Interactive presentations with Oregon Zoo Vets and animal keepers

  • One-day field excursion to Oregon State University to meet with OSU Faculty and current students to explore higher education options within different college departments

  • Creative ways to Fund Your Education

  • Navigating the College Admissions Process

  • Exploring your post-secondary school options

  • Volunteer and part-time job opportunities

  • Building a competitive application for school or work

Who can Participate

This program is open to

  • teens in grades 9-12 that are involved in one of these Zoo programs: Zoo Animal Presenters, Zoo Teen Leadership Corp, and the Family Farm Winter Program.

  •  4-H members in the Portland Metro area

How to Enroll

Participating youth must:

  • Complete the registration process (see below)

  • Commit to a 20 -hour training program and attend all training seminars by OSU and Zoo staff

  • Pay a $35 registration fee (SCHOLARSHIPS AVILABLE)

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the November 10th training "Creative Ways to Fund your Education."

Registration and Forms

1.  STEP ONE:  Complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION tto reserve your spot

2.  STEP TWO:  Complete the 4-H ExCEL Enrollment Packet with parent signatures

3.  STEP THREE:  Submit Payment

    • Submit check or cash for $35 to: 

    OSU Extension 4-H, 5444-B SE International Way, Portland, OR  97222

    • 4-H Scholarship Request: If you would like to request a scholarship to cover your $35 registration fee, please download and complete a scholarship request form

Training Dates and Times

January 10 and 11th from 9-4 pm PLUS an all day field trip to OSU on January 12th (7:30 am-5:00 pm).


Training Location

Oregon Zoo

4001 Southwest Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

Getting to the Zoo and Parking

Contacts for More Information

Maureen Hosty, OSU Extension 4-H,




Pam McElwee , Oregon Zoo Program Coordinator,



Class Assignments

Session One: 

Session Two

Session Four







Program Overview

Class Seminars

Who Can Participate

How to Enroll

Registration and Forms

Training Dates and Times

Location and Directions

Contact Us

Class Assignments


4-H Wildlife Stewards, Sunnyside Environmental School, 3421 SE Salmon 1209,
Portland, OR 97214 - 503-916-6074, e-mail: wildifestewards@oregonstate.edu
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