This program is designed for students ages 14 through 17 years of age. Students must have a sincere interest in learning about animals and working for a conservation organization. After successfully completing this training program, students must volunteer a minimum of 75 hours at the zoo before they can request to shadow in an animal area. *Please Note*: Successful completion of the training program does not guarantee student participation in an animal area. Although most people like myself don't associate a fee with voluteering, it is important to know that this is not just a volenteer program. This is also an educational program. And, as with any education program, there are extra things that make the learning experience more interactive. The Fee includes, a manual with animal descriptions and pictures as well as other information about the zoo, a uniform, and at least once a year (with a nod from the treasurer) a pizza party complete with yearly awards.