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Teens

Adventure Programs

Teens will explore natural areas in Texas and participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, etc. They will also participate in conservation projects such as beach clean-ups and habitat restoration.

Open to all accepted Zoo Crew members throughout the year. Open to all teens, ages 13-17, in non-summer months (January-May, September-December). This includes teens not accepted into the Zoo Crew program.

Fall 2021 Adventure Programs

Join us for a kayaking adventure at Delores Fenwick Nature Center in Pearland. This will be the perfect way to learn about Pearland’s native environment by kayak! Participants will go through a quick kayak-101 to make sure that everyone is comfortable with the basics of paddling before hitting the water. During the program participants will get a close look at one of our bird rookeries, learn about the vital aquatic habitats throughout the Pearland area, and enjoy a relaxing paddle on the pond. Kayaks, paddles, and PFD’s will be provided. We will meet at the Delores Fenwick Nature Center at 8:45am and will finish at 11:00am.

Registration is $30 per teen.

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KPC’s Putting Down Roots event enhances and maintains the Indiangrass Preserve by planting native seedlings from our Native Seed Nursery! Planting tools and snacks will be provided. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle! We will meet at the Katy Prairie Conservancy Indiangrass Preserve at 8:45am and will be finished at 12:00pm.

Registration is $10 per teen.

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Are you a bird nerd? Or do you want to learn the skills it takes to be a birder? Join us for a birding walk through Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve to learn how to find and identify Texas native bird species. Binoculars and field identification guides will be provided. Be sure to wear weather appropriate clothing that you are comfortable walking around in.  After our birding walk, we will spend some time exploring the rest of the preserve and maybe put our new birding skills to good use. We will meet at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in their main parking lot by the sand volleyball courts at 8:45am. We will finish by 11:00am.

Registration is $15 per teen.

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Questions?

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

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