Apply Online

October 2014 NC Zoo Field Research Camp!

After our successful, first-ever field research camp at the NC Zoo in August, the NC Zoo Society is excited to offer a second field research camp in October 2014. This camp will run from October 18-19, 2014.

The camp will accept the first 16 qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be rising 10th graders to college freshmen with good academic standing. A reference from a non-family member is required. The deadline for applications is 5:00PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

If you applied to the August 2014 Field Research Camp but were not chosen in the lottery, you can use the same application materials to apply to the October 2014 camp. Please send an email to Dr. Jayne Owen Parker confirming that you want us to use your August 2014 application materials for the October 2014 camp session.


Spend two days and one unforgettable night at the NC Zoo’s field research camp. Campers will engage in the same activities that guide the Zoo’s field biologists when they are working in the wild to save free-ranging elephants, gorillas, salamanders and more.

[To learn more about the camp, please download the Field Camp Brochure. Also, be sure to see WUNC-TV's North Carolina Now feature about the Field Research Camp.]

Campers will use radio telemetry, camera traps, drones, night-vision equipment and more to study native wildlife and the Zoo’s exotic animals. At the end of the first day, students will camp by the African Plains exhibit and will conduct night-time research on lemurs.

To apply, please complete the online form below. Note that all fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. When you have completed the form, please click the “Submit Info to NC Zoo Society” button to send it to the NC Zoo Society.


Part 1. Camper Info


Part 2. Parent/Guardian Information

(Please include the Zoo Society member's complete name and mailing address in the field below. Please leave blank if not a Zoo Society member.)


Part 3. Reference Information

Please note that the Reference should not be related to the applicant and must be over 18 years of age.
Help Text

Part 4. Miscellaneous Information

Please use the space below to describe the camper's special dietary needs, if any.

Please use the space below to let us know of any questions or of any additional information you may wish to provide.