Education Programs for Teens

Education Programs for Teens

Our programs for teens are aimed at fostering a sense of stewardship for the environment and engagement in the community, while also providing a fun and enriching learning experience. 

The Roots & Shoots club encourages teens to care for the environment and community.

Roots & Shoots Club (ages 13 - 17)

Roots and Shoots is an exciting program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991.  Its mission is to guide young people in taking action on issues that they feel are important.  Care and concern for the human community, the environment and animals are the goals of the activities at each meeting. These activities will help young people develop self-respect, confidence and a hope for the future. 

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Wild at Work Zoo Career Day

(ages 14 – 17)

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine

Do you know a teen that may be interested in a career working with animals or in a zoo? It takes a village to run a zoo and in this special program, teens will discover just how many different career opportunities a zoo holds. This Educator-led workshop will include a sneak peek into the secret life of zookeepers, zoo veterinary care, exhibit building, enrichment for zoo animals, program animal encounters and more. This program will include a behind-the-scenes component but no direct interaction with exhibit animals. (Lunch is not included so you will need to bring your own.)

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More Family Programs

Early Childhood (ages 18 mos. – 5 yrs.) 

Big Kids (ages 6 - 12)

ZooCamp (ages 4 - 17)   

Adults (ages 16+)

Fun for the Whole Family

Travel with the Zoo