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Conservation Academy

Learning Adventures

  • Mon-Fri on Dates Listed8 AM–Noon
  • Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Tickets
Ages 13-17

Join us for an exciting hands-on look at conservation! In Conservation Academy, students will have the opportunity to assist with multiple Citizen Science projects and learn the basics of environmental interpretation.

Learn how to identify birds, collect data on native box turtles, learn frog calls, count caterpillars, survey wildflowers, and more! Teens will develop public speaking skills, discover conservation science, and build leadership abilities. In Conservation Academy, we are learning, leading and saving the planet! Students may spend some time inside and out, but the majority of this class is spent walking outside. Students in Conservation Academy should wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

This program runs Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for one week.

Educational Goals and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

To review our Educational Goals for Summer Learning Adventures and answers to frequently asked questions, please click here.

Learning Adventures Behavior Policy and Code of Conduct

To ensure a productive, safe and fun environment, appropriate behavior is expected of all of our Learning Adventures participants.  Please review the following expectations with your child before their adventures begin.

Please review our Behavior Policy and Code of Conduct before attending your Summer Learning Adventure.

Participant Waiver

Once you have purchased a ticket for any class for which the participant is dropped off, you will receive an email with a link to the required waiver. Each participant must have a waiver on file with the Education Department prior to the beginning of class. The waiver may also be found here.


Ticket sales for Conservation Academy end on Friday at 12:00 noon before your chosen class begins on Monday. To register, click the appropriate link below, select your start date and add class to your cart. Please register for the date your student plans to attend. No class transfers or refunds.

Dates for 2024

  • June 24-28, 2024
  • July 22-26, 2024

Member Tickets        Non-Member Tickets

Each ticket purchase includes a Teen Summer Learning Adventures t-shirt. If you would like to purchase an extra t-shirt, please click here.

Terms and Conditions: Each person over the age of six months who attends any education program must have a ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. Your purchase serves as your permission for use of your image by Sedgwick County Zoo. All reservations are final. Ticket may not be copied or resold and may be used only once. Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused. No refunds.

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