2023 applications are now closed.

Please check back in December to apply for the 2024 ZooTeen season!

Be a part of the conservation of wildlife worldwide!

The Zoo Boise ZooTeen program inspires teens across Idaho to increase and share their knowledge of animals, conservation, and the environment. As a ZooTeen, you’ll focus on educating Zoo Boise visitors and will gain experience with teaching, leadership, and public speaking. You’ll also learn about animals and raise awareness about conservation projects supported by the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund.

ZooTeen Duties

As a ZooTeen, you will work to educate Zoo Boise visitors while raising awareness and funds for the conservation of wildlife worldwide. ZooTeens provide informal educational presentations for zoo visitors, assist in the operation of seasonal exhibits, assist with summer camps for children, and support Zoo Boise’s wildlife conservation mission.


$125 tuition fee includes (non-refundable):

  1. Daily mentoring and supervision of ZooTeens by skilled Zoo Boise staff members
  2. Initial orientation and continuous daily training in:
    • Professionalism & job skills
    • Leadership
    • Public speaking
    • Communication skills
    • Animal biology, wildlife habitats, and ecology
    • Wildlife conservation
    • Career development
  3. Program supplies & materials:
    • One Zoo Boise uniform shirt
    • End-of-summer party
    • Friends and Family Evening
    • Orientation and training
  4. Opportunities for FUN!

The ZooTeen program is generously sponsored by:

US Bank Sponsorship Logo
Orkin Sponsor Logo

Age Requirements


Ages 13* (entering 8th grade in the fall)

to 17 (entering 12th grade).


Scholarships are available, please send us an EMAIL for more information.