Teen Programs

Program Description

Are you interested in animals and the environment? Have you ever wanted to work in a zoo? Are you looking for something wild to do this summer? Then become a Zoo Teen Naturalist!

Program Details

Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist – For teens 13-14 years old

Program Fee: $295 member/$325 non-members

Session 1: July 9- July 27, 2018 (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Session 2: July 30- Aug 17, 2018 (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Junior Zoo Teen Naturalists will investigate the animal world by exploring topics like exhibit design, animal care, animal handling and more. Each week will be full of hands-on activities and live animal encounters that will teach you more about the Zoo.

Join us for three weeks during the summer every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Program is limited to 15 participants per session.

 

Zoo Teen Naturalist – For teens 15-17 years old

Program Fee: $315 members/$350 non-members

Session 1: July 10- July 27, 2018 (Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Session 2: July 30 – Aug 17, 2018 (Tues, Thurs, Fri)

Zoo Teen Naturalists will have the opportunity to get more hands-on here at the Buffalo Zoo. This internship-like program is for the older teen who is serious about expanding their animal knowledge and considering a career with animals. Be prepared for real-life animal experiences and more opportunities for up-close animal encounters and animal handling!

Join us for three weeks during the summer every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Program is limited to 6 participants per session.

Entrance Location: Participants will enter through the Service Gate #1 at Colvin and Meadow Drive at 10:00 a.m. and should be picked up at the same entrance at 3:00 p.m.

NO LUNCHES ARE PROVIDED due to individual food preferences, allergies, and dietary restrictions. Participants may either bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch at our concessions stand, the Beastro.

Appropriate clothing must be worn. The program will operate rain or shine so participants should dress for the weather. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Flip flops and sandals are not allowed.

Tuberculosis testing is required. As a standard procedure, all zoo staff members, volunteers and other individuals who come in close contact with the animals are required to undergo annual testing for TB. Written proof of negative TB test results is required prior to the start of the program.

Registration Info

AN EXCITING TWO-TIERED PROGRAM!
Registration starts in April 2018

Zoo Teen Naturalists will have the opportunity to get more hands-on here at the Buffalo Zoo.

  • $295 - $350 see details

How To Book

For Teen Naturalist Registration:

Zoo Teen Naturalist 2018 (Ages 15-17) – Registration Coming

For Junior Teen Naturalist Registration:

Junior Zoo Teens 2018 (Ages 13-14) – Registration Coming

Any additional questions should be directed to the Education Department at (716) 995-6128.