Applications are now closed and will reopen in the fall of 2024.
Are you interested in the environment?
Becoming a Bear Ambassador is an opportunity for young adults to engage locally, statewide, nationally, and globally towards protecting our environment. To apply, you must be a 9th or 10th grade student in good academic standing attending school in the state of Virginia.
Participants will attend (4) 45-minute meetings via Zoom during the school year and share the information with your classmates – this can be in the form of an article in the school paper, a small presentation during an assembly or morning announcements, or the school newspaper, etc. Meetings will be held Sundays at 4 pm.
- Volunteer 101
- Zoo 101
- Species Survival Planning
- Global Conservation Initiatives
Bear Ambassadors will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Virginia Zoo. A day of celebration at the completion of the program includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo to meet staff and animals!