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EDUCATION

Jr. Zookeepers

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"



JR. ZOOKEEPER CLUB

Hello Tweens! Are you between the ages of 10 and 13 and interested in animals, conservation and the environment? Join the Jr. Zookeeper’s Club and experience up-close animal encounters, go behind-the-scenes, learn about our animals, and meet new friends. Click HERE for flyer.

Each program focuses on a different topic to give Jr. Keepers a unique experience. Twice a year we offer an exclusive Jr. Zookeeper Club event. Programs are supervised by Zoo education staff. Participants receive a pin at the end of the day to add to their badge. Collect as many pins as you can!

Activities may include:

  • Enrichment Workshops (making toys/treats for the animals)
  • Assisting with conservation projects
  • Special animal talks
  • Treasure hunts in the Zoo
  • Behind the scenes tours
  • Crafts and games
  • Much more!

Monthly Programs:
Members $15 | Non-Members $20
1 to 3 PM

Exclusive Events
Members $24 | Non-Members $28

Badge:
$10 per badge, one time purchase needed

 Jr. Zookeeper programs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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 Waitlist options available for full classes. Please email edprograms@brevardzoo.org.


  • Exclusive Event:
    May 20

    Conservation Champions Celebration

    Come celebrate the planet with animal encounters and conservation projects. Pizza lunch included.

  • Bold Beach Mice

    March 18 or 24

    Meet this endangered species and discover their story of survival.

  • Sustainable Snakes

    April 15 or 21

    What can you do to help the environment and wild animals? This month, meet native Florida snakes, and create a reusable tote.

  • Courageous Cheetahs

    February 18 or 24

    Why are zoos important in the fight to save animals in the wild? Venture out to Expedition Africa and hear conservation success stories!

UPCOMING DATES

Courageous Cheetahs
February: 18 or 24

Bold Beach Mice
March 18 or 24

Sustainable Snakes
April 15 or 21


EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

MAY 20 | 9 AM TO 1 PM
JR. ZOOKEEPER CONSERVATION CELEBRATION

Come celebrate the planet with animal encounters and conservation projects. Pizza lunch included. Space is limited, register early! 


JR. ZOOKEEPER CLASS GALLERY

  • Tapir Meet & Greet

    Zoo Keeper Training & Enrichment Talk

  • Zoo Keeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Zoo Keeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • ZooKeeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Zoo Keeper Day

  • Zoo Keeper Day

    Viewing x-ray in Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Meeting Zoo Keeper

  • Investigation

  • Meet & Greet

  • Dissecting Squid

  • Exclusive Tour

    Meeting Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM Director of Veterinary Programs at the Animal Care Center.

  • Fun with Friends!


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

JR. PALEONTOLOGIST SERIES
Does your Jr. Zookeeper also inspire to become a paleontologist or do they want to learn what it takes to be one?  Sign them up for this special series and learn the techniques, dig with the tools and uncover real fossils during this series! The discoveries are sure to amaze!
Ages 9 to 12| 1 to 3 PM | $15 per person/class
January 20 or 27
February 3 or 17
March 3 or 17
April 7 or 21


FROGWATCH

Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Would you like to be a part of a nationwide conservation effort? Or do you simply want to help save frogs? Then consider signing up for a FrogWatch USA training session! No previous experience or expertise necessary! FrogWatch trainees will learn how to identify local frog and toad species by their calls as well as learn about amphibian biology, amphibian conservation and wetlands. If you hear frogs and toads calling at home you could monitor your own backyard!  Learn more.

 

We reserve the right to combine or cancel education programs due
to certain circumstances. If this occurs participants will be notified.

Birthday Parties

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edprograms@brevardzoo.org


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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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