Teen Wild Guide Program at the Oakland Zoo

Our popular Teen Wild Guide (TWG) program is an important part of our volunteer corps, consisting of young people interested in animals, conservation and children. They are motivated, friendly and have a lot of fun! Participants will be trained as interpreters in the Valley Children’s Zoo, teaching visitors about animals and monitoring the contact yard. As teens develop within the program, they will have the opportunity to plan and participate in service learning projects, assist keepers and gain leadership experience. The teens’ core schedule consists of working in the Valley Children’s Zoo at a variety of stations designed to get kids to learn about and experience our animals, including:

  • Working in the contact yard, monitoring the animals and teaching children about    animal care.
  •  Providing animal interpretive information for the public using a variety of biofacts and interactive stations.
  •  Painting faces while teaching about animals including, bats, lemurs, and bugs.

Deadline: Training and Application Dates

Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/site/support-the-zoo/volunteer-opportunities/teen-volunteers

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