The ZooTeen Program is a volunteer program for 13 - 17 year olds interested in wildlife, people, and helping Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary. This program requires a commitment of 20 hours each semester as well as participation in one major project or event for the sanctuary.

ZooTeens are responsible for hosting the Earth Day Celebration, helping with major events at the Sanctuary, info booths during outreach events, and helping to educate the visiting public about the animals that live here.

ZooTeens start each semester with an orientation. Teens receive training about the animals at the Sanctuary, how to lead tours, information about biofacts and how to lead info stations. Along with learning about wildlife and conservation, the ZooTeen program builds confidence and teaches teens useful skills for the future.

ZooTeen Semesters:

  • Spring Semester: January to May
  • Fall Semester: September to December
  • Summer Semester: June to August (for teens already in the program)

For more information on the ZooTeen program, please contact Leah Wacks, the Education Coordinator, at (928) 778-4242, ext. 18; or
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You can also download the ZooTeen Application here.

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