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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 Event: Jr. Dino Keeper Night Hike!
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.

  • Creative Creatures

    September 17 or 23

    Keepers work hard to make every day a new adventure for their animals. Make your own enrichment items and work with our education animals to create stunning pieces of art!

  • Jr. Dino Keeper Night Hike

    Exclusive Event December 16

    Are dinosaurs more ferocious at night? Learn all about these extinct creatures and their living relatives, then design an enclosure for them! Includes a pizza dinner.

  • Jammin' Jaguars

    October 15 or 21

    Check in with these big cats to see how life is going in La Selva. We’ll start with scientific observations, revisit our data, then spice things up with a jaguar training session!

  • Kingly Komodos

    August 20 or 26

    Meet the Zoo’s pair of Komodo dragons with a behind-the-scenes look at their new habitat in Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond. Then, assess the animals’ needs to design an exhibit of your own!

  • Kooky Kangaroos

    November 19

    Hop over to Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond for an up-close look at our marsupials and the keepers who care for them.

EXCLUSIVE EVENT

DECEMBER 16 | 5 TO 9 PM
JR. DINO KEEPER NIGHT HIKE

Are dinosaurs more ferocious at night? Join us for an exclusive Jr. Zookeeper night adventure in the dinosaur exhibit if you dare! We will learn all about these extinct creatures and their living relatives, then design an enclosure for them Jr. Zookeeper style! Includes a pizza dinner.


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!


MORE GREAT TWEEN ACTIVITIES!

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.

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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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