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First Year Zoo Crew Explorers

Teens, ages 13-17, participating in Zoo Crew for the first time have the opportunity to explore everything that the Houston Zoo does to save animals in the wild.


Program Overview:

From zookeepers, to groundskeepers, to our marketing department, Zoo Crew Explorers will learn about all the different career possibilities and how each of our staff members are active in saving wildlife. They will also have the opportunity to share our animal saving messages with Zoo guests through interactive activities and mentor our campers in our Camp Zoofari summer camp.

The Zoo Crew Explorers program is a 5 week summer program. All first year teens, regardless of age, must complete a summer of Zoo Crew Explorers before they are able to participate in our year-round programming.

2018 Zoo Crew Explorers summer dates are broken into two sessions:

  • Session 1: June 4-July 6
  • Session 2: July 9-August 10

Zoo Crew Explorers runs Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. Throughout each of these sessions.

Mandatory Orientation and Trainings

  • Orientation
    • Saturday, May 12th
    • Both parents and Zoo Crew must attend
  • Training
    • Session 1- Monday, May 28th
    • Session 2- Wednesday, July 4th

Once first year teens have completed the Zoo Crew Explorers program they are eligible to continue their experience in our year-round teen programs.

 

 


Zoo Crew Explorers Program Fees

  • Summer only: $150
  • Year-round: additional $100

Applications

Applications for 2018 Zoo Crew Explorers are now closed. Check back at the beginning of 2019 for next year’s applications.  

Interviews

Interviews will be held on March 31st or April 14th. If you are selected for an interview, you will be given the opportunity to choose which date and time you would like to interview.

All applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 28th.


Unable to attend our information sessions? Find all of the information that was presented here: Houston Zoo Teen Programs Information Session 2018

Check out our Adventure Programs for more ways for teens to get involved with the Houston Zoo!

Questions? Email us at teenprograms@houstonzoo.org or call us at 713-533-6567