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 unique training ZooTeens receive engages them not only in the sciences, but also provides activities that foster self-esteem and encourage positive social interactions. ZooTeens spend the summer educating our visitors about Zoo animals and important environmental concepts. We accept applications from students who have just completed 7th grade through just completed 12th grade. Teen participants are chosen from a pool of applicants through an interview process.
When does the ZooTeen program take place?
For 2014, the ZooTeens program will begin on July 7th and continues through August 17th. There will be training dates on June 21st and 28th. Training dates are mandatory for applicants chosen to participate in the summer program.
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 three to four days a week. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
What is the program fee?
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. This is not due until acceptance into the program.