February 16, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

ZooTEENS Youth Volunteer Applications Now Open

Dickerson Park Zoo is now accepting applications for ZooTEENS, a summer youth volunteer program. Teens ages 13-17 can apply to assist the Friends of the Zoo Education Department in a variety of activities.

ZooTEENS assist as classroom aides for ZEBRA classes, interact with guests on the zoo grounds by teaching them about animals and displaying biofacts, help with animal observations, and care for education program animals.

ZooTEEN applications will be accepted until April 1 and should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation. To access the ZooTEEN application and for more information on the program visit Dickerson Park Zoo's website or call the zoo office at 417-833-1570.

For more information, contact: Melinda Arnold, Public Relations Director 417-833-1570 (office) or 417-848-0162 (cell), marnold@dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 North Fort • Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 833-1570 Phone • (417) 833-4459 Fax
Dickerson Park Zoo is a division of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board