Zoo Corps demonstrating animal enrichment to a pair of toddlers.

Zoo Corps

At a Glance

Our traditional on-site Zoo Corps program is temporarily on hold. We have launched a new virtual program called Zoo Corps Connect for teens passionate about animals and the environment.

  • Teens
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    Ages 13–17
  • Zoo Corps Connect provides like-minded teens who are passionate about animals and the environment a virtual space to discuss current events and topics related to wildlife conservation. Members connect via Zoom twice a month for 60 minutes. We also offer additional skills building workshops and virtual social events which are optional for members. 

    Interested applicants must contact Sarah Barnard, education manager, directly at sbarnard@sandiegozoo.org before Thursday, November 19 to be considered. Zoo Corps Connect is open to all teens ages 13–17. Session runs from January through May 2021. Program fee is $85. Limited space is available. 

    “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.


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