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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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
Taking pictures of our graduated senior volunteers before they head off on their next adventures!
#audubonzoo #volunteers #audubonyouthvols #seniorpictures #jrkeepers #aquakids
On the AquaKids field trip to @lumcon_ocean we caught a juvenile shark on our trawl, perfect timing for #sharkweek! We counted every fish we caught to add to records for fish and wildlife. #citizenscience #lumconscience #lumcon #audubonyouthvols #aquakids #audubonaquarium #youthvolunteer #conservation
Youth volunteers teaching youth volunteers! Our programs are all about mentor ship 😊. #youthvol #audubonyouthvols #auduboninsectarium #insectarium #aquarium #audubonaquarium #aquakid #ecoambassador #mentor
On Friday the Jr. Keepers and AquaKids got together for our Coins For Conservation event at the Zoo! They worked in teams to present a conservation issue and the rest of the youth voted for the winner. The winning team was a Jr. Keeper group promoting rainforest conservation, and all our collected coins will be donated! #audubonzoo #conservation #coinsforconservation #coins4conservation #jrkeepers #aquakids #youthvols #audubonyouthvols #donation
One of the favorite traditions of Jr Keeper training is #treeclimbing . Our lead arborist harnesses the kids up and they get to experience a bird's eye view of the historic Tree of Life! #audubonzoo #audubonyouthvols #zooyouthvolunteer #treeoflife
For today’s Jr. Keeper field trip they headed downtown to tour the Insectarium and Aquarium. The 2018 classes of Jr. Keepers and AquaKids spent lunch time together! Next week the AquaKids will be visiting the Jr. Keepers in their zoo home. #audubonyouthvols #audubonaquarium #auduboninsectarium #audubonzoo #nola #youth
Our second AquaKid field trip brings us to Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. Here we will learn about the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife in partnership with San Diego Zoo and Coastal Wildlife Network our Louisiana marine mammal and turtle stranding program. #aquakid #audubonyouthvols #audubon #endangeredspecies #sandiegozoo #audubonzoo #audubonaquarium