Junior Conservationists


For students in Grades 6, 7 & 8

The world may be a big place, but all living things are connected. One of the most powerful tools we have to save the planet is a new generation of conservationists!

Six sessions each semester are designed to inspire middle school students to be lifelong stewards for conservation. Students will be empowered by the idea that not only are they part of the global ecosystem, they can have a positive impact on the future. Through hands-on activities, interactive lessons, animal encounters, special tours, and more, participants in the Junior Conservationist program will become advocates for environmental preservation. When it comes to conserving resources, saving animals, and protecting habitats, our actions here in Pittsburgh can truly have a worldwide reach.

More information below.


Saturday, April 2

Saturday, April 9

Morning session:
9 a.m. – 12 Noon

Afternoon session:
1 – 4 p.m. 

Zoo-Wide Program

Per semester: Members: $270
Non-members: $340

A limited quantity of scholarships are available for those who qualify.


There are countless ways to work towards conservation.  At the zoo, sciences like zoology and ecology are part of everyday life, but that’s just the beginning.  We’ll discover how technology can help save endangered species, use art to promote conservation messaging, and look at the mechanics of living things.  Conservation can be anywhere and everywhere.


For more information, please contact teens@pittsburghzoo.org or 412-365-2567.