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 teenagers and college students.
You will help maintain a friendly atmosphere for zoo visitors by interpreting animal exhibit areas, assisting with birthday parties and special events, and conducting research projects. Zoo internships can satisfy school community service hours, which can be applied toward school credit (check with your school), provide an introduction to careers in the animal field, or be a satisfying part of a summer vacation.
We are currently recruiting for the 2015-2016 School Year. The deadline for applications is September 15th. Discovery Guide fall training dates are September 27, October 4, 11, and 18th, 2015.
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
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
School Year Discovery Guide applications are due by September 15, 2015.