Educate zoo visitors about conservation and wildlife, while gaining experience in teaching, leadership, and public speaking.
WHY BECOME A DISCOVERY GUIDE?
Make a difference by helping WCS and the Bronx Zoo educate visitors about our conservation efforts both in NYC and globally
Inspire visitors to value nature & wildlife and become conservation advocates
Meet like-minded volunteers and make new friends
Increase your knowledge about science, wildlife, and conservation
Develop and improve your teaching, science communication, customer service, and public speaking skills
Gain work experience and build your resume
WHO CAN BECOME A DISCOVERY GUIDE?
Discovery Guide positions at the Bronx Zoo are open to high school and college-aged youth.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A DISCOVERY GUIDE?
As a Discovery Guide, you will educate visitors about the animals in our zoos and how we care for them through fun and engaging activities. You will also share stories about our conservation programs and inspire children and adults to take actions that benefit wildlife and the environment. You may also assist with a variety of education programs.
WHAT ARE THE PERKS?
Become a part of the WCS Youth Network and learn about additional opportunities at WCS and beyond
Grow and learn at WCS through optional professional development workshops
Earn school community service hours (check with school first)
Receive a discount on food and retail items at the WCS parks
Receive complimentary admission to all WCS Zoos & Aquarium while you are volunteering
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