Just 4 Teens
Investigate Zoo life with our many teen programs. We offer seasonal as well as year-long programs including our popular Conservation Discovery Corps and our Explorer Post. Our programs will inspire and motivate teens looking for hands-on Zoo life experience.
JOIN US for an Open House to learn more about our programs and speak with participants and leaders. Open Houses are from 6:30 – 8 PM on Tuesday, November 14 and Thursday, December 7 in the Zoo’s Hanson building.
Investigate Zoo careers from animal care to development and marketing, to visitor services and maintenance to Zoo director. Teens, 14 – 18 interested in learning more about Zoos and Zoo careers are welcome to join our Explorer Post. Zoo Explorer Post members attend career workshops with hands-on activities, take part in job shadows, develop a public presentation and create a year-end project. Program fee of $109 covers all project materials. To register: Please click here.
CONSERVATION DISCOVERY CORPS
Get involved with local conservation education and field work. Qualified high school students will have the opportunity to work side by side with field biologists, study the role of zoos in conservation and help educate the zoo’s visitors. This is a year-long program with the opportunity for greatest involvement during the summer months. Applications accepted through January 15th each calendar year. Training starts in February. To apply: Please click here.
The CDC & Explorers are made possible by our generous sponsors:
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc.
Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut
First Niagara Bank
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
People’s United Community Foundation
ZOO 4-H CLUB
For youth between 7 and 18 who are interested in learning more about the animals at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. Meetings are held in the mornings at the Zoo on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from September to the end of June. Members work alongside Animal Care staff cleaning and maintaining the Farmyard animals. All new members must be signed up by the end of May. Call (203) 332-4249 Sunday – Thursday for more information.