Apply Now To The Youth Engagement Program

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The Youth Engagement Program (YEP) at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a program for any youth entering 9th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018 who have a desire for gaining knowledge in the conservation field. YEP will offer youth a unique environment to learn from professionals in their respective field, have fun and give back to the community. Como asks that youth who join YEP come with an open mind and the desire to be engaged.

YEP will include two 5 week sessions with a culminating event after the conclusion of the second session. Each of the 5 week sessions will be independent. Applicants can apply to either session, or both. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with occasional weekend meet-ups. We may gather at Como for fun and exciting sessions, but often we will be taking field trips into the community to meet with other great organizations. The application period is open until May 18th. You are encouraged to apply early, and share your excitement with friends who may also be interested in joining.”

Highlights of the program include:
• Networking with professionals in conservation and related fields
• Field trips to fun destinations that support conservation and sustainable practices
• Giving back to the community via service work
• Behind the scenes visits with Como staff
• Connecting with fellow youth who share your passion and interests

Ready to apply? We thought so! Here are the steps you need to take to get started:
• Download, print and complete the application
• Obtain the required signatures – youth and parent or guardian
• Submit completed application by May 18, 2018
• Questions? Call 651-487-8271 or email: