Youth Volunteer Coordinators

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Follow along with our Audubon Youth Programs at the Zoo, Aquarium, Insectarium, and Nature Center!

http://audubonnatureinstitute.org/youth-volunteers

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Enjoyed our annual Youth Continuing Education Day! This conference-style learning opportunity gives youth volunteers a chance to choose from a range of topics led by guest speakers. This year featured sessions on aquarium water quality and life support, leadership, animal welfare, internship tips, and many more. So excited for all the opportunities headed our way in 2019! #youthvols #continuingeducation #zoovols #aquariumvols #learnsomethingneweveryday👓📖 #audubonnatureinstitute
Our Eco Krewe is hard at work planning their Spring community service project. Stay tuned for more information! 
#audubonyouthvols #ecokrewe #zoovols #serviceprojects
Thanks to our Youth Council for planning a successful youth holiday party! Our communications chair led a short session on ocean plastics and simple actions we can all take to save our environment. Gifts were exchanged and stolen, and tons of food was eaten. Happy holidays everyone and see you in the New Year!
#youthvols #oceanplastics #yankeeswap #holidayparty #audubonnatureinstitute
Some days, you just feel festive! Our Youth Council is busy creating re-purposed decorations for our sustainability themed holiday party they are hosting next week. Happy holidays, everyone! #youthvols #zoovols  #aquariumvols #youthcouncil #sustainability #repurposeddecorations
Last weekend, we hosted our Fall Hunger Games youth social event. This game is a combination of tag, hide and seek, and capture the flag that mimics the ecology of your natural world. With over 65 players, it was a great night! #audubonyouthvols #hungergames #socialevents #ecology #zooandaquariumvolunteers #youthprograms
Youth volunteer and Youth Council Communications Officer Hillary is working with Aquarium Husbandry this semester. Helping to feed our cownose rays is just one task! #youthvolunteer #audubonyouthvols #audubonnatureinstitute #audubonaquarium #husbandry #cownoseray #conservation
We love when our youth volunteers come back. Especially to continue to volunteer on college breaks/weekends! #audubonnatureinstitute #audubonaquarium #audubonyouthvols #penguins #conservation #endangeredspecies
Look who I found at the #azaconference2018? It's always amazing to run in to former youth volunteers as they spread out across the country and begin their careers. Another former youth was presenting a poster, but I couldn't manage to snag a photo. #audubonyouthvols #developingleaders #conservationeducation #zooyouthvolunteer #aquariumyouthvolunteers
Last weekend, our youth volunteers started the Fall semester. We are excited to have them back engaging our guests with all our facilities have to offer. Welcome back! #audubonyouthvols #zooyouthvolunteer #aquariumyouthvolunteers #education #animals #environment
As our #seniors move on to their next adventures, we want to wish them well! Check out their advice to future #audubonyouthvols 
#zooyouthvolunteer #zoovols #aquariumvolunteers #growingup #futureleaders #animallovers #advice
This paper wasp (genus Polistes) used the shorts of a youth volunteer to chew up some prey, likely a caterpillar. They use their mandibles to turn the prey into unrecognizable mush before eating it themselves or bringing it back to a nest to feed their larvae. Thanks to entomologist Zack Lemann for the information! #science #paperwasp #entomology #nature #youthvolunteer #audubonyouthvols #auduboninsectarium
Today, the 2018 class of Jr Keepers had their graduation ceremony. We are excited for them to start volunteering out in the zoo this fall. Congrats, new Jr Keepers! #audubonyouthvols #zoovols #changingtheworld #jrkeepers #conservationeducation #graduation