Riverbanks ZooCrew

ZooCrew is Riverbanks’ learning program for middle school youth. The ZooCrew meets twice monthly, September through May, to explore the field of conservation biology. ZooCrew will utilize the Riverbanks campus and exhibits to learn about environmental stewardship and the science behind animal care. Participants will cooperate with their peers and Riverbanks staff during classroom lessons, while collecting and analyzing data and conducting their own research projects.

Youth entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade with an interest in animal or science-related careers are encouraged to register today for the 2023–2024 school year.

ZooCrew Schedule and Fees

Classes are held twice monthly on Saturdays, September through May. Classes are 3½ hours long. Class dates will be sent to registered participants.

Annual tuition is $480 for Riverbanks members and $600 for the general public, with a $50 deposit due at the time of registration for all participants. Tuition includes all classes, supplies, nametag, and one ZooCrew T-shirt per year. Tuition can be paid in eight monthly installments over the course of the year.

Registration Requirements

Students must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2023.

You do not have to be a Riverbanks member to apply, but members receive discounted tuition.

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Questions about Riverbanks ZooCrew?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.