Do you love connecting with teens who share your interests? Do you enjoy the underwater world? Are you passionate about the environment? If so, Teen Council is for you! Here at TC, we meet animals and Shedd experts, connect with like-minded peers, develop leadership skills and constantly learn new things.
Teen Council is the perfect opportunity to get involved in conservation, make connections and give back to the environment!
The 2nd Thursday of every month
5 - 7:30 p.m.
All high schoolers are welcome!
Some meetings are virtual, some are at Shedd
Free to all
“Our goal is to inspire as many people as possible and encourage a common love for the aquatic animal world. ”
Teen Council Initiatives
The Teen Council is actively involved in representing itself, and even wrote this web page!
Every spring, Teen Council hosts a recruitment event to educate other people about teens at Shedd and draw in more members.
Teen Council is currently working on filming and editing content for Shedd’s various social media accounts! Our goal is to inspire as many people as possible and encourage a common love for the aquatic animal world.
Operation Sleeping with the Fishes
In January 2023, Teen Council held its first ever overnight event in conjunction with Shedd’s Asleep With the Fishes. Our night began by running booths such as a recycled art project, animal myth busters and plankton observation.
Teen Council helps to plan a variety of teen programs, such as Teen Nature Days and Teen Workshops.
Teen Council members get the opportunity to attend events such as Shedd’s Immersion, a yearly event that connects guests with leading conservationists taking action for aquatic life. Immersion 2022 featured a discussion with Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world’s leading marine biologists!
If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, impairment, or other need related to your experience please let us know via phone or email: 312-692-3269 or [email protected].
No! And dinner is provided at all in-person meetings.
Our meetings usually involve some sort of team building activity, an animal encounter, dinner and work time.
We talk to experts from all over Shedd. Our mentors work in education, and we talk to other experts in areas such as animal care and community relations.
Teens from all over Chicago and its suburbs!