Zoo teens working

EDUCATION

Teen Programs

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


TEEN PROGRAMS

Brevard Zoo offers many opportunities and programs for teens during the year. Learn more about upcoming teen adventures below!



ZOO TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

TEENS 13 – 16 YEARS OLD

The Zoo’s Teen Program provides a way for youth to serve their community in pursuit of environmental awareness and career exploration. Teens are offered a variety of opportunities throughout the year with our year-long Zoo Teen Program and the Summer VolunTeen Program.

Each year, Zoo Teens work alongside staff to create a positive and memorable experience for Zoo visitors. Teens perform a variety of tasks at the Zoo that include Animal Handling, Kayaking and Public Education. Zoo Teens also volunteer their time for Zoo Camp, fundraisers and special events.

There are numerous benefits to joining the Zoo Teen Program. Students can use their volunteer experience to meet community service requirements for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships. Teens also have the opportunity to work directly with animals and the public, gaining valuable skills for a variety of careers. Most importantly, Zoo Teens gain an appreciation for the value of volunteer work and community involvement. Click here for the 2019 Zoo Teen Application and here to learn more…

The 2019 Zoo Teen Program applications will be available Wednesday, August 15 and are due Sunday, October 14 by 5 p.m.

ZOO TEEN PROGRAM GALLERY

  • Zoo teen showing animal to two young girls

    Zoo Teen

    Animal handling in the Zoo!

    Animal handling in the Zoo by Zoo Teens

  • Zoo teens showing guests animals in the touch tank

    Zoo Teens

    Interpreting at the touch tank.

    Zoo teens show a young girl a horseshoe crab in the touch tank

  • Group of Zoo Teens at a beach cleanup

    Conservation Team

    2016 Beach Clean Up

    2016 Beach Clean Up by Zoo Teens

  • Zoo Teens host a booth at a community event

    Community Event

    2016 Youth Making Ripples Event

    Community Event with Zoo Teens

  • Zoo teen painting a guest's face

    Visitor Engagement

    Face Painting

    Free facepainting done by Zoo Teens

SUMMER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM

The Education Department offers opportunities for teens to volunteer, from May 27 through the first week of August, for a minimum of 10 days during the summer. Once selected, the VolunTeen undergoes three (3) days of training May 23-25, 2018.

Volunteers do a variety of jobs including engaging Zoo guests, assisting with summer camp, working with current Zoo Teen volunteers and making new friends. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018.


YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

Summer 2019 | 9 AM to  5 PM
Cost includes workshops and lunch


Our Zoo Teens are extremely excited and passionate about conservation!  Each year they 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.

 

 

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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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