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 9 - 17)
Roots & 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)
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.

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Paint at the Zoo

(Ages 13+)
You've heard the hype, now be a part of it in Paint Events at the Zoo! This instructor led workshop is designed to guide artists of all skill levels step by step through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. We'll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and refreshments.

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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