Teen Programs

Zoo U .
The Zoo U. program offers semester-based courses that allow high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation in a fun and exciting way. Classes are designed to be hands-on and challenging for students in grades 9 to 12. Spring 2014 courses are full. Summer classes will be announced in May.

KidScience is a year-long program designed to introduce middle school students to methods and principles related to conservation biology. Most students start the program in the 6 or 7 grade and return the following year.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

Zoo Teens
Zoo Teens summer volunteer program is available for students ages 14-17. It's a great way to learn more about animals and zoo careers.  Please note:  all positions for Summer 2014 have been filled.

Keeper Conversations /Pizza with the Keepers
Meet our keepers and find out what it's really like to work at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium during these exclusive job shadowing opportunities. Students in grades 11 & 12 are welcome to attend.   

National Ocean Sciences Bowl
Are you a budding marine biologist or a teacher who has budding marine biologists in your class? Then you do not want to miss this opportunity!

Project Polar Bear
Project Polar Bear is an international teen challenge sponsored by Polar Bears International as part of the Year of the Polar Bear.  Project Polar Bear is a chance for small groups of teens to make a difference for polar bears by reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and slowing the warming of the Arctic.