Brevard Zoo offers many opportunities and programs for teens during the year. Learn more about upcoming teen adventures below!
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.
Animal handling in the Zoo!
Animal handling in the Zoo by Zoo Teens
Interpreting at the touch tank.
Zoo teens show a young girl a horseshoe crab in the touch tank
2016 Beach Clean Up
2016 Beach Clean Up by Zoo Teens
2016 Youth Making Ripples Event
Community Event with Zoo Teens
Free facepainting done by Zoo Teens
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.
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.