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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 $25
1 to 3 PM

Exclusive Events
Members $24 | Non-Members $34
5 to 9 PM

Badge
$10 per badge, one time purchase needed

 

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  Jr. Zookeeper programs are non-refundable and non-transferable. Waitlist options available for full classes. Please email edprograms@brevardzoo.org.


JR. ZOOKEEPER DESCRIPTION & GALLERY

  • Splendiferous Spoonbills

    August 19

    Develop an appreciation for our feathered friends! Meet Florida natives, hear about the spoonbill’s amazing comebacks and discover how to live in harmony with wildlife!

  • Animal Ambassadors

    September 16

    Creating connections between people and wildlife is what we do! Our animal ambassadors play a vital role in sharing our conservation message. This month, hone your communication skills and aid our education and animal department ambassadors in this mission!

  • Conservation Challenges:
    Invasives!

    October 21

    Do you know the difference between native and invasive species? Learn to define what makes an animal invasive and identify some of these intruders within the Zoo, then determine how to overcome the challenges they present!

  • Shifting Seasons

    November 18

    Ever wonder how seasons and climate can affect animals in the wild? Join us as we explore Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond, taking a closer look at how our choices can initiate change for the better.

  • Paint to Protect Night Hike

    December 14

    Start a conservation conversation through art. This extended adventure includes an after-hours night hike through the Zoo, a canvas to paint and a pizza dinner.


EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

PAINT TO PROTECT
DECEMBER 14| 5 TO 9 PM

Start a conservation conversation through art. Includes an after-hours night hike through the Zoo, a canvas to paint and a pizza dinner. 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

  • 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!

 


COME GROW WITH US…

YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
JULY 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
$15 per participant, includes event and lunch!

Each year the Zoo Teens organize a Youth Environmental Summit.  Their goal is to empower youth from across Florida, ages 12-18, to play an active role in conservation by providing them with information and tools. Attendees discuss environmental concerns, attend workshops and participate in hands-on projects. Click HERE for registration and more information. Space is limited!

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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