Each summer, the Zoo is teaming with nearly 70 teens from around the area as part of our environmental education efforts to the public.
Who are ZooTeens?
These teens, ranging in age from 13 to 18, are trained in important conservation education and given resources to present this information to hundreds of thousands of Zoo visitors.
What is the ZooTeens program?
The ZooTeens program began in 1993, to give young adults the opportunity to explore their interests in ecology and conservation. The teens are chosen from a pool of applications. The unique training ZooTeens receive engages them not only in the sciences, but also provides activities that foster self-esteem and encourage positive social interactions.
When does the ZooTeen program take place?
In 2013, the ZooTeens program will begin on July 8th and continues through August 18th. There will be training, TBD.
How much time will you spend at the Zoo?
How many days a week is up to you! The minimum requirement is two days per week. Most teens are here 3 to 4 days a week. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. There will be training scheduled during the weeks of June 24th and July 3rd.
Is there a charge?
There is a fee of $75 to participate in ZooTeens which covers the cost of your shirt, materials and supplies and end of season picnic.
The application deadline for the 2013 ZooTeen Program has now passed.
Teacher reference form
Interviews will take place in May.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (585) 336-7213.
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