Mentors are role models geared towards connecting children to animals and nature. The goal is to create experiences that inspire campers to relate to and better care for the world around them and the creatures that live there. Mentors facilitate fun and safe opportunities for campers in preschool through 6th grade to participate in games, zoo hikes, time with nature, and up-close interactions with animals. Ideal Mentors are invigorated by the outdoors, and love connecting with young people.
Education Program Mentors take a leading role in facilitating environmental education through informal/non-formal experiences for people of all ages (including toddlers and adults). Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to adults to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals. Position requires weekend and overnight availability.
Programs include: camps, tours, off-site outreach, overnights, early childhood & more!
Education Lead Teen Mentors take a leading role in environment and conservation education for teens ages 12-17 through hands on experiences. The goal of these programs is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places. Through education, mentorship and outdoor adventures the Teen Program Mentor will inspire teens to be active stewards of the environment.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, responsible and hardworking individual with a passion for environmental education and working with children, and assisting the Summer Zoo Camp Mentors. This position includes evenings and overnights as well as extensive walking, spending time outside in all weather and working with children on a daily basis. This role is counted on to assist in developing programs and activities as well as implementation of these programs.
Summer Camp Mentors take a leading role in environmental education for toddlers through 12th graders in the zoo camp programs. Through live animal presentations, games, crafts and Zoo hikes, mentors will help children to teenagers to provide a link between people and nature and meet these program goals.
Spend the summer engaging kids between the ages of 4 and 17 in immersive conservation education within a zoo setting. Summer Camp Mentors at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gain experience in informal education, environmental education, and gain hands on interpretive education with animal ambassadors. The goal is to instill and foster a lifelong love for nature and animals as well as introduce or develop lifelong passions for activities that tie youth directly to wildlife and/or wild places.
Directs and leads Education and Volunteer Services programs at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Develops, implements, evaluates, administers and coordinates all aspects of educational and interpretive programs for the Zoo, both internally and externally.