2021 ZooTeen! applications and scholarships are now available! Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.
First time applying? Click here to access the First Year application.
Returning to the program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ** Second through Fourth Years no longer need to complete another application. **
Interested in applying for a 2021 ZooTeen! Program scholarship? Click here to access the application.
Be advised, all applications must be completed in one session.
ZooTeens! is a specialized program for teens between the ages of 13 (if they have completed the 8th grade) and 17 years old. This program has an extensive application process and higher level of commitment than our Special Event Teen program. Entry into this program is based on the teen's application (including essay questions), letter of recommendation, teacher evaluation, and interviews.
ZooTeens! is a year-round program but teens can choose to specialize in one of two tracks over the summer: as a conservation specialist and/or as a summer camp counselor. Conservation specialists educate Zoo guests about conservation and ways they can help wildlife at home. Summer camp counselors engage with children attending summer camp using crafts and activities and assist with the campers in the Zoo.
ZooTeens! is a competitive and elite program; not all teens will be accepted. If accepted into this program a ZooTeen! will enjoy the following:
Volunteer Engagement Department
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