Riverbank ZooTeens Program
What is ZooTeens?
The ZooTeens program, a partnership between Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and Richland County Recreation Commission, reaches out to underserved youth ages 14-17 in the Columbia, SC community. ZooTeen participants have the ability to explore career opportunities in zoos and aquariums while learning practical animal care and environmental education skills. ZooTeens are encouraged to use the life skills gained at both Zoo education programs and Camp Sunshine (a special needs summer camp) to reach out to special needs groups in their community. ZooTeens learn about the interconnectedness of all living things through a full circle concept of community and environment.