Prospect Park Zoo
Discovery Guide

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Educate zoo visitors about conservation and gain experience with teaching, leadership, and public speaking while learning about animals and their environments.

Who is this program for?

The Discovery Guide program is for youth aged 14 and older who seek to enrich their lives and gain job skills by volunteering at the Prospect Park Zoo.

What are some of the responsibilities?

  • Educate public visitors at exhibits
  • Help out with birthday parties and special events, like Boo at the Zoo
  • Interact with children in the Discovery Center, art station and during summer camp
  • Get involved with Project TRUE (Teens Research Urban Ecology)
  • Collect data for animal behavior studies
  • Lead summer offerings like storytelling, games and art activities

Why volunteer?

  • Make a difference
  • Meet like-minded teens and make new friends
  • Earn school community service hours
  • Increase animal knowledge
  • Gain work experience and build your college resume

Summer Discovery Guide applications are due by April 30, 2015.

For more information call 718-399-7339 ext 325 or email

Download Discovery Guide Application