Shedd's teen programs offer a variety of immersive learning experiences that will inspire you to make a difference.
• Teen Learning Lab - Check it out!
What's coming up:
• High School Marine Biology (HSMB)
• High School Lake Ecology (HSLE)
• Teen Work-Study
• Shedd Stewards
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Shedd is looking for bright, friendly and motivated teens for our work-study program, either in the summer or on weekends during the school year. Three categories are available to students: gardening (Green Gardeners); guest experience (Shedd Ambassadors); and interpretation (Young Naturalists).
Applicants should possess or want to develop strong communication skills and a connection to Shedd’s collection and mission, and have the desire to work in a team environment interacting with the public. Participants must be 15 or older and currently enrolled in high school. Work permits are required for 15-year-olds.
Download the summer 2014 application (PDF).
Applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 18th
Join other 6th- through 12th-grade students in the Chicago area to explore local ecosystems while earning service learning hours! Spend a day outdoors monitoring, maintaining, and improving habitats so you, your community, and our native animals all have green spaces to enjoy. Past events have included invasive species removal stewardship activity followed by canoeing in the Skokie Lagoons.
Registration for the Spring Semester is now closed. Check back this summer for Fall Registration and program dates.
• Friday, Jan. 24 (CPS non-attendance day)
• Saturday, Feb. 22
• Friday, March 28 (CPS non-attendance day)
• Saturday, April 12
• Saturday, May 17
Program includes: lunch, snacks, and transportation to and from the field site
What to bring: optional lunch, water bottle and appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather
Service hours: Seven service learning hours for the day (only applicable for high school students)
High School Lake Ecology (HSLE)
Application is due by March 3, 2014.
View our application (PDF)
Have you ever kayaked through a sea cave? Have you ever explored North America’s largest freshwater lake?
Join us as we kayak and discover the beauties of Lake Superior’s natural treasures while learning about aquatic science and exploring the ecology of the Great Lakes region in the Apostle Islands with Shedd Aquarium staff members. No camping or kayaking experience necessary.
High School Marine Biology (HSMB)
Application is due by March 1, 2014.
View our application (PDF)
So you want to be a marine biologist, but have no clue where to start? We’ve got the answer. Travel to the Bahamas and live aboard Shedd’s research vessel, the R/V Coral Reef II. Shedd’s High School Marine Biology program allows you to observe and experience life as a marine science researcher. Immerse yourself in discoveries by conducting your own research.