2018 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, April 7, 2018  8:30am - 2:30pm

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area 8th -12th grade students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!

Full conference and registration details below.

To see details and photos from last year's event, please click here.


8:30a-9:00a: Check-In

9:00a-9:30a: Welcome and Keynote Presentation

9:45a-11:15a: Morning Workshops

11:30a-12:15p: Lunch

12:30p-2:00p: Afternoon Workshops

2:15p-2:30p: Wrap Up and Sponsor Recognition

2:30p: Explore Zoo At Your Leisure!


PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ZOO PARKING LOT TO DROP OFF STUDENTS OR IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY AT THE ZOO. If you enter the Zoo parking lot for any reason, you will have to pay a $12 parking fee to exit. To avoid the parking fee, drop passengers off at the corner of Sloat Blvd and 47th St. See map here.

Parents/Guardians will not be allowed access to the event area. They are, however, encouraged to purchase a regular full price Zoo adult admission ticket and enjoy a day at the Zoo while their children enjoy the remainder of the event.  Please note that a regular Zoo adult admission ticket does not include the $12 parking fee.

Skill-Building Workshop Leaders

BEAM - Berkeley Engineers and Mentors is the premier student outreach and mentoring organization in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering. BEAM has partnered with B.A.T.S. in all our Teen Career Conferences to date!

Stephanie Eto and Sally Doane - Join UC Berkeley's Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Stephanie Eto and Professional College Admissions Advisor Sally Doane in two fun and active investigations into what your journey in higher education might look like while you explore your own personal college aspirations. It's an amazing opportunity to receive the type of in-depth college counseling that most people pay for!

Las Positas Biology Club - The primary goal of the Las Positas Biology Club is to bring lovers of biology together. The Club welcomes anyone as long as each and every member is excited about making a difference. This will be their third year in a row at the Teen Career Conference!

Launch Studio - Come learn how to turn your smart, entrepreneurial ideas into a real business with Launch Studio in their second appearance at the annual Teen Career Conference!

The NeuroBat Lab - Is it possible to take cues from a bat's brain and program a device to measure distance using sound or light? Join this fun workshop led by members of UC Berkeley's NeuroBat Lab to find out, and in the process, learn about circuit boards and coding!

Dr. Nury Olaya - Dr. Olaya is a microbiologist from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and currently a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. Join her to learn about cell biology and the skills necessary in this rapidly expanding field!

San Francisco Zoo - Our annual event hosts at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens will help you learn more about zoo and other related careers in environmental conservation. It's an excellent opportunity to see the animals in a whole new way!

Location, Parking, and Public Transit Information

Please click here for all location and parking details and the various public transit options for getting to the 2018 Teen Career Conference.

Conference Partners and Sponsors



*Find internship opportunities with the SFPUC at www.sfwater.org/careers!