The purpose of our successful teen programs is to foster a sense of stewardship for the environment and engagement in the community, while also providing a fun and enriching learning experience.
A lifetime of doing what you love and loving what you do can begin with a small step. If you dream about working with animals or in a zoo, this workshop could be the start of your amazing journey.
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 program animal encounters, tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, animal commissary, elephant and giraffe holding spaces, behind-the-scenes hands-on interactions with zookeepers, and more. Please note: specific activities are subject to change.
A Southwestern lunch buffet of black bean and corn salad, grilled chicken with peppers and onions, seasoned beef, flour tortillas, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and onions, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and churros is included.
For Ages 13 - 17
- Date: TBA
- Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (rain or shine)
- Cost: $200 RWP Zoo Members; $225 Non-members
Please note: All registrations are final. There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. Deadline to register is October 5, 2017.
Question? Contact Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.
We strongly recommend you register online to secure the session you desire. If you prefer, you may print out our mail-in registration form and mail it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.
Zoo Crew Counselor-In-Training is a volunteer opportunity open to teens in grades 8-12. All Zoo Crew teen volunteers will learn important leadership and communication skills as a part of a passionate team.
Now accepting applications for the 2018 Season!
Participation in the RWPZ Youth Advisory Council (RWPZ YAC) is a unique opportunity for youth, ages 16 – 21, to influence RWPZ’s impact locally and nationally. Members of the RWPZ YAC provide feedback on various initiatives and issues to RWPZ leadership while also collaborating with other council members to lead projects that will positively impact the Zoo, the community, animals, and the environment. In doing so, members gain valuable experience, as well as personal and professional skills
The work of Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Director of Conservation, Lou Perrotti, has taken him deep into the rainforests of South America. Hear stories of encounters with wild animals of all shapes and sizes on his path to protect Panama’s amphibian species, including Panama’s national animal, the Panamanian golden frog.
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Members: $5/person
Pre-registration required. All participants age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Looking for more fun for adults? Why not discover Panama on an adventurous vacation.