Junior Zookeeper Leadership Program


For ages 11-14 or who have completed the 5th grade (whichever comes first)

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills and memorable experiences during the summer of 2018 at the Red River Zoo.

The Junior Zookeeper Program focuses on instilling leadership and self-confidence in today’s youth, while also teaching the participants about the Zoo’s mission of conservation and education. This program gives insight into many aspects of operating a modern zoo and highlights the vital roles that are important to its smooth and efficient operation.

The Junior Zookeeper Leadership program has proven to be a great way for youth to learn responsibility and build leadership experience.  Participants will have the opportunities to assist in animal care, create enrichment, educate the public, inspire conservation action, learn more about our animals, and help prepare and maintain the zoo each day.

The program will explore weekly themes on leadership, animal husbandry, conservation and naturalistic interpretation.  These themes will be explored through team activities, responsibility over daily tasks and giving the participants creative ownership over several projects.

Join us and experience a summer at the zoo!

How to Register

The Junior Zookeeper program is now at capacity for Summer 2018.

If you’d like to sign up to be notified when registration materials for Summer 2019 become available, please visit this page in early 2019.  We’ll have a sign up list so that you can be notified as soon as registration materials are posted.