Girl Scout Animal Care Workshops

girl, scout, workshop, cadet, In these mixed age, two-session workshops, Girl Scouts learn how they can make the lives of Zoo animals, pets, and native wildlife more enriching and fun! In the first workshop, you'll learn all about how biologists and animal keepers design projects to encourage natural behaviors of zoo animals and then take a tour to study how our animals behave here at Oakland Zoo. After deciding on an approved project, you will head home to make your enrichment with your troop. You then come back to the Zoo and deliver your project to the animal recipient and observe its reactions! Before heading home, you'll explore how to improve the lives of wildlife in your own backyards (or living room).

Important Information

Age Requirements: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors
Program Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Availability: Saturday & Sundays. You will need to choose and attend two dates for this two-part workshop. Please contact a Reservations Associate for current openings.
Program Fee: $10.00 per adult - $25.00 per child. All adults and children must register.
Parking Fee: Parking is $10.00 per car for non-members and free for members.
Group Size Limits: minimum 15 / maximum 30.
Adult/Child Ratios: 1 adult chaperone is required for every 10 scouts.
Patches: You will receive 1 Oakland Zoo patch per scout.

Reservation Information

To make a reservation download the Animal Care Workshop Request Form. Submit a completed copy by fax (510) 729-7324 or by email at least 6 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 2 weeks in advance or your reservation will be cancelled.

If you cancel more than 31 days before your overnight date you will be refunded the full amount minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. If it is less than 30 days, no refunds will be made.

For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Reservations Associate