Program Type(s): Families
check back in January 2015 for applications and reference forms.
- Love to learn about animals?
- Like talking to people?
- Want to become active in wildlife conservation?
- Have an interest in animals and the environment?
- Have the desire and ability to teach others?
- Display good working habits?
- Want to have a GREAT time this summer?
What does Zoo Crew Do?
Zoo Crew teens (ages 13-17) assist in the Education Division by actively participating in various conservation projects and interpreting. What is interpreting? It is the art of explaining the place of man in his environment, to increase visitor or public awareness of the importance of this relationship and to awaken a desire to contribute to environmental conservation
The Zoo Crew teen program focuses on conservation and encourages teens to learn responsibility, develop job and career skills and grow in their personal conservation ethic.
- be at least 13 years old by January 1 and not older than 17 by June 1 of the year they will be participating.
- commit to attend once/week for the entire summer (June - August) with only two (2) excused absences. After completing one summer (with a minimum of 40 hours), you may be invited to join the year-round program (September - May). These teens meet one Saturday a month.
- have an exceptional interest in animals and the environment.
- have the desire and ability to work with people of all ages.
- attend an orientation session with parent or guardian.
- attend training sessions.
- work at least one six (6) hour shift per week.
- always wear his/her uniform while on duty - Zoo Crew shirt & your own khaki shorts or pants.
- All participants are required to have a current TB test (within the last year) and must complete a waiver and release of claims form. (one step TB skin test)
- The Zoo Crew Teen program is a commitment not only for your teen, but also for parents and family. Please remember that Zoo Crew teens are allowed only two (2) scheduled absences during the summer program and two additional absences during the year-round program.
- Parents/Guardians must attend the mandatory Orientation Session. It will give you insight as to what your teen will accomplish, and what will be expected of your teen.
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4 p.m.
$50 fee covers uniform shirt, name tag, training materials and activities, and wrap-up party.
Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for those demonstrating financial need.