Zoo Teen Program

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainties in the near future, we are not accepting new applications for 2021 at this time.


We are busy at work reimagining the Zoo Teen Program at Potter Park Zoo! In order to comply with health and safety recommendations, we are making some big changes.  This summer, we are not able to offer experiences working with animals or the animal care staff.  Instead, Zoo Teens will have the opportunity to engage in conservation education and share important conservation messages with zoo guests.  Share your love of animals and the natural world while spending time at the zoo this summer!

General Requirements:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by April 1
  • Commit to 20 hours of service over the summer
  • Completed application
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Registration Fee due at orientation (need based scholarships available)