For middle school and high school students.



ZooCorps Teen Volunteer Program

Designed for teens 14-18 years, get experiences working with peers and the public and learn more about what makes the zoo tick!

Zoo University (Zoo U)

Exciting course offerings for tween and teens in the summer months!

Seattle Youth Climate Action Network

Led by WPZ, Seattle Youth CAN currently has 60+ teens participating in action events, trainings, monthly climate literacy events and campaign planning sessions.




Zoo Career Day

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Age Range: 14-19

Course Fee: $275 (includes lunch)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a zoo? Are you interested in a career in which you could care for tigers, give a tree kangaroo a check-up or inspire people to save animals? This exclusive, small-group program explores a variety of zoo careers and how you can pursue them. You’ll go on behind-the-scenes tours, meet animal care staff and attend a panel with representatives from across the zoo. Space is limited to 12 people, so sign up now!


Environment-Friendly Cooking Class

Sunday, November 10, 2019
11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.

Age Range: 14-19

Course Fee: $200

Do you like food and the planet? Join Chef David Van Gelder to learn how to 'eat where you are' and make food that is healthy for you and the environment! Participants will create a delicious three-course meal with local and seasonal ingredients to enjoy at the end of the day. The class also covers cooking basics such as sanitation, food prep and knife skills.