Make the most of your summer with the ZooTeens Program!

Photo by Noelle Sippel

Photo by Noelle Sippel

Are you a teen that likes to do more than just “monkey” around? Well, don’t spend your summer just “lion around, apply for our ZooTeens Program!

The Zoo is the coolest place to hang out over the summer. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests as yours; learn about animals and the environment and help the Zoo spread it’s conservation messages in a meaningful way.

Our ZooTeens engage the public in a variety of conservation topics using interactive stations throughout the Zoo. Through the use of biofacts (skulls, pelts, etc.) our teens educate visitors about our Zoo animals, the challenges they are facing and what we can do to help. As the summer progresses, other unique opportunities present themselves to allow teens to expand their experiences. This year, we are excited to be a part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) FrogWatch, a citizen science program to study local frogs. We are looking forward to our ZooTeens taking an active role in this project and we’re sure our teens will find it very rewarding!

Another great benefit to the ZooTeens Program is the ability to network with people in Zoo professions. During the course of the summer, teens will meet many of the staff members here at the Zoo – it’s a great opportunity to witness first-hand the diversity of career options available here.

If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please click here for details information and an application. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2013!

– Tina Crandall-Gommel, Youth & School Programs Coordinator

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