This is the Denver Zoo Explorers homepage. Explorers is a young adult program of the Boy Scouts of America for men and women 14 to 20 years of age (who have completed 8th grade).
The Explorer Post conducts an orientation meeting every September. During this time, interested people that meet the requirements may submit their application. This year the meeting is on September 8th at 6:00.
When a student first joins the Explorers, meetings will be held about every other week on a Sunday, which the Explorer is required to attend. Every other meeting (about once a month) will be a project day in which a group of Explorers help around the zoo in different enclosures. This schedule will continue year round. In December, we will begin studying for a test during the meetings. In January or February, each Zoo Explorer will take a multiple choice test involving caring for animals, identifying them, their anatomy, etc. (it's a relatively easy test, so don't worry too much). If the Explorer scores more than a 70% on the test, they will be able to start volunteering at their request. To request volunteer hours after passing the test, email one of our leaders: Vickie Kunter or Dave Johnson.
The Denver Zoo Explorer Post's mission is to provide wildlife conservantion information which offers high quality experiences in an urban setting, to provide environmental education which inspires public awareness of global conservation, and to engage in scientific programs which make meaningful contributions to the conservation of animals and their ecosystems.
We hope to see you there!