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Penguin and Puffin Coast Virtual Tour, K-2nd Grade

from Saint Louis Zoo

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Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

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About This Program


By Request: $160.00

Please schedule carefully! Program transfers may be requested based on our ability to reschedule you. Transfers are determined by space availability. A $5 transfer fee will be charged per program for the first transfer date. A $10 transfer fee will be charged for additional transfers. Transfer fees must be paid with credit card at the time requested. We cannot accommodate same day or next day transfers.

Full payment is due before the program. To receive an invoice and pay by check, 8 week's booking notice is required. If a program is booked with less than 8 week's notice, but at least 4 week's notice, full credit card payment is required when booking the program. We are unable to schedule programs with less than 4 week's notice.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Education Department at (314) 646-4544 or the Outreach Coordinator at (314) 646-4754 immediately if you need to cancel. Another group may be able to take your place.


Four Weeks Prior to Program:
A full refund will be issued minus a $5 cancellation fee if you notify the Education Department four weeks prior to your program. There is a $5 cancellation fee per program.

Two Weeks Prior to Program:
You are entitled to a 50% program fee refund if you notify the Education Department two - four weeks prior to your program date.

Less than Two Weeks Prior to Program:
There is no refund for groups that cancel with less than two weeks' notice.

Please note: In the event that your school and/or the Zoo is closed the day of your program due to weather, we will try to reschedule your program or issue a full refund.

About This Provider

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Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis, MO
United States

The Saint Louis Zoo was voted #1 Zoo in America by a Zagat's and Parents' Magazine survey. Our mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public. 

Our videoconferencing classes will introduce you and your students to a variety of animals and topics including: habitats, ecology, and adaptations. Older students will also learn about our conservation programs going on here at the Zoo and around the world. 

Live animals from our Emerson Children's Zoo will visit our studio during the programs. At this time, we do not have the ability to broadcast remotely from Zoo exhibits.

Amber Brown
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Program Details


1. Start with "simon says" type activity to learn where penguins and puffins live.
2. Powerpoint presentation for students to make observations about similarities and differences of penguins and puffins.
3. Presentation of live bird (not a penguin or puffin) to learn about bird characteristics.
4. Discussion about how birds fly.
5. Students try to flap their wings as fast as a puffin.
6. Watch video segments from the the KMOV Channel 4 television show, "At the Zoo" about puffins and our baby penguin.
7. Discussion about how animals stay warm.
8. Live animals presentation to illustrate how different animals keep warm.
9. Sing, "I'm a little penguin..."


At the end of a program participants should be able to:
-Make a prediction, test it and explain the results
-Explain how penguins and puffins and other birds get water, food and shelter at the Zoo and in the wild.
-Name various body parts of birds (wing, beak, feet) and explain how birds such as penguins and puffins use them to survive in their habitat.
-Compare how animals adjust to the seasons and temperatures at the Zoo vs. in their native habitat.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of

The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments

State Standards

Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1st)a, 1D (Kg)a, (1st) b,d, IV-1A(Kg)a, VII-1A (Kg-3rd)a,b, 1C(Kg-2nd) a,b, 1D(Kg-2nd)a,