SunshineMom Posted January 20, 2012 Share Posted January 20, 2012 My dd8 has been obsessed with animals for years, especially wild cats. She reads animal encyclopedias, adult vet books, books on herbal animal medicine, basically anything she can get her hands on about animals. She wants to be a wildlife vet. She envisions herself living in Africa working in a wildlife refuge. She has even gone so far as to request to learn French (currently waiting for curriculum). We are planning on taking an African tour when she is in her teens. Help me think outside of the box here-not curriculum. What opportunities can I give her now to foster her passion? Background: she attended a wildlife vet camp last year and will again this summer (week program). Side note: our local zoo will only accept internships with kids 12yrs up :confused:. She is getting back into Plato Science Biology and is very quickly learning to type (she wants to start a website). We have a cat, chickens and a Beta which she has cared for since she was 5yrs old. Last summer, she organized a neighborhood kids fair to generate donations for the Humane Society. She has also made interview videos with a vet, the Humane Society and a horse ranch. This kid stretches me and I am trying to keep up with her!!! Suggestions???? I am not sure she is a vet or an animal rights activist--she's gonna need a megaphone either way! She is a natural born leader and wise beyond her years. I am gonna need to get out of her way but would like to guide her-help Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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