Zoo Corps

Zoo Corps is for teens ages 13 through 17 who have an interest in wildlife conservation, education, or public speaking. Members set up discovery stations in the Zoo and use artifacts, biofacts, literature, props, and interactive games to teach Zoo guests about topics like animal care, local San Diego habitats, wildlife conservation, and saving species. Zoo Corps members participate at least once a month.

Interested applicants must attend a free information meeting with a parent/guardian. Applications for the program are only distributed at the information meetings. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 17 by the application due date on Friday, November 17, 2017. Applicants must be available for an interview, typically during the first two weeks of December, and if accepted, must attend a mandatory one-day training session on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program fee is $125 per session. A limited number of applicants are selected for each session. Please contact the program coordinator by email at sbarnard@sandiegozoo.org if you have any additional questions.

Upcoming information meetings:
Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 9 a.m.

Information meetings are located at the Dickinson Family Center for Lifelong Learning, which is to the left of the Zoo's entrance. Head down Centennial Walkway, and you will reach the Dickinson Family Center just before Spanish Village.

“Zoo Corps has really changed my life. Before I was really shy and I absolutely feared and hated public speaking and talking in front of an audience. But now that I did Zoo Corps, I love talking in front of people. Educating people is something I love to do now. Thank you Zoo Corps for the amazing opportunity you gave me.”– Mari P.

Inspiring change for a better tomorrow

Advance Tickets

No reservations necessary for information meeting. If selected, program fee is $125.

At a Glance

Duration: 
1 hour information meeting. Zoo Corps runs twice a year (January-May and August-December). Selected members participate on a weekend day, once a month, for 5.5 hours.
Age Interest: 
Teens
Info: 

Upcoming Information Meeting at Zoo's Dickinson Family Center for Lifelong Learning auditorium:
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9 a.m.

Reservations

No reservations necessary for information meeting. For additional information, please email the program coordinator at sbarnard@sandiegozoo.org.