Teen Programs

Teen Assistants (T.A.)

Love animals and kids? We need your help! Come to camp as a Teen Assistant and spend three weeks helping to create a fun and exciting experience for campers. Help lead games, crafts and more—all while earning community service hours! Please note: This volunteer position does not offer hands-on experience with any animals.

June–August 2018

Grades 9–12

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Field Biology Workshops

Looking for a new way to engage your middle and high school science classes? Want to incorporate the new Next Generation Science Standards practices into your classroom? Get your students thinking, learning and acting like scientists with our new Field Biology Workshops!

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Middle School, High School

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Teen Eco-Travel

Few experiences can affect teens like international travel. Oakland Zoo has a history of inspiring teens with trips to exotic locations such as Borneo, Guatemala, Peru, and Madagascar. In 2018 our teens will be exploring South Africa’s culture and wildlife!

July 6-20, 2018

High School

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Teen Wild Guides

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.

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High School

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Wildlife Assembly

Meet some of our Education animals up close! This live, interactive animal presentation takes place in our outdoor Wildlife Theater. After the program, groups are welcome to explore the Zoo until their departure. This program is great for large groups with multiple classes and multiple age ranges.

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Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605