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“Our goal is to inspire as many people as possible and encourage a common love for the aquatic animal world. ”

Teen Council Initiatives

A giant Pacific octopus with eight arms covered in round, grasping suckers spread out to feel its habitat.

Curiosity

Website

The Teen Council is actively involved in representing itself, and even wrote this web page!

Recruitment

Every spring, Teen Council hosts a recruitment event to educate other people about teens at Shedd and draw in more members.

Sea otter Luna's dark coloring and light-colored whiskers make her easy to pick out among the other otters.

Compassion

Social Media

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. 

A juvenile Barbour's map turtle peers interestedly at the camera, the sharp ridges at the top of its shell's dome distinctive.

Conservation

Programs

Teen Council helps to plan a variety of teen programs, such as Teen Nature Days and Teen Workshops.

Events

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!

Accessibility

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].

Learn more about accessibility at Shedd.

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