Registration is still open for the Buffalo Zoo’s Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist and Zoo Teen Naturalist programs!
The Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist program is designed for teens (ages 13-14 years old), who are interested in animals and the environment. Junior Zoo Teen Naturalists will investigate the animal world by exploring a wide variety of topics, including exhibit design, animal care, animal handling and more. Each week will be full of hand-on activities and live animal encounters that help teach participants more about the Zoo.
Session 1 runs from July 9-27, and Session 2 runs from July 30 – August 17. Each session is held for three weeks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program is limited to 15 participants per session. The program fee is $270 for Buffalo Zoo members and $300 for non-members.
Space is also still available for the program designed for older teens. The Zoo Teen Naturalists program (offered to teens ages 15-17 years old) gives teens the opportunity to get hands-on experience at the Buffalo Zoo! This internship-like program is designed for older teens, who are serious about expanding their animal knowledge and considering a career with animals. Participants should be prepared for real-life animal experiences and more opportunities for up-close animal encounters and animal handling.
Session 1 runs from July 10-27, and Session 2 runs from July 31 – August 17. Each session is held for three weeks every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program is limited to 6 participants per session. The program fee is $295 for Buffalo Zoo members and $325 for non-members. Please note that the Zoo MUST receive a completed application by May 11, 2012 for you to be considered for the older teen program.
For more information about the Teen Naturalist programs, please contact the Buffalo Zoo’s Education Department, at (716) 995-6128 or visit the Zoo’s website at: www.buffalozoo.org.