General Information Name * Address
* Primary Email Address *
(Please make sure this is an email address that is checked frequently) Secondary Email Address (optional)
(Please make sure this is an email address that is checked frequently) Home Phone Number * Cell Phone Number * Birthday *
Current School * Current Grade Level * 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Are you multilingual? If Yes, what languages do you speak? Have you ever been a participant in Camp Zoofari? If Yes, for how many years? T-shirt Size *
(This is for future reference should you be offered a position in Zoo Crew Explorers)
Availability Please indicate your preference of Zoo Crew Explorers session. If you are available for either session please mark both. *
These sessions are 5 consecutive weeks. The expectation will be that Zoo Crew Explorers will participate in all 5 weeks.
Please explain any days during the 5-week program that you will be unavailable to participate.
Days that you are unavailable do not automatically disqualify you from participating, however, we will take this into consideration when reviewing applications.
If you are selected, during Career Week, you will have the opportunity to shadow for half a day behind the scenes in one animal section. Please place these sections in order of your preference:
-Animals Nutrition -Birds -Children's Zoo -Hoofstock -Primates
We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your top choice sections, but we will do our best. First Choice * Animal Nutrition Birds Children's Zoo Hoof Stock Primates Second Choice * Animal Nutrition Birds Children's Zoo Hoof Stock Primates Third Choice * Animal Nutrition Birds Children's Zoo Hoof Stock Primates Fourth Choice * Animal Nutrition Birds Children's Zoo Hoof Stock Primates Fifth Choice * Animal Nutrition Birds Children's Zoo Hoof Stock Primates Are there any animals you would feel uncomfortable shadowing behind the scenes with? Please be honest.
This will not affect your application, but if you are accepted, will be considered when placing you in your shadowing location.
Please answer the following questions as honestly and thoroughly as possible. We want you to show your true self.
The Houston Zoo’s vision is to be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife. Give us two specific examples of what you are doing to save animals in the wild. * As a member of Zoo Crew Explorers, you will be expected to work closely with zoo staff, volunteers, guests, and other Zoo Crew teens. Please describe a time when you collaborated with an adult or worked on a team. * Describe a time when you positively influenced another person in your life. * As a member of Zoo Crew Explorers, what do you hope to learn and what do you hope to achieve by the end of the 5-week program? * In 140 characters or less, please explain the purpose of the Houston Zoo. You may not use or restate the mission or vision of the Zoo. This must be in your own words. * Are you interested in participating in the year-round Zoo Crew program? *
This does not automatically sign you up for the year-round program. Year-round sign-ups will be available during the summer.
Parent/Guardian and Application Acknowledgement I certify that my parent(s)/guardian(s) and I have read and understand the Zoo Crew Explorers Description and Requirements. I certify that the statements made in this application are true and correct and have been given voluntarily. I authorize verification of all information contained in this application and understand that references may be requested by the Teen Programs Office. If the information provided in this document is found to be untruthful, I understand that I will be released from the teen program. I understand that I will not be paid for my services as a participant and that filling out an application for the program does not guarantee acceptance into a Zoo Crew Explorers position.
If you agree, please type "Yes" in the field below. *