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Zoo Clues

from Saint Louis Zoo

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Participants will be shown video segments, animal objects and be given clues and puzzles to figure out the identities of some animals. Provider will also present live animals to enhance the presentation.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $160.00
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, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

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

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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) 781-0900, x4754 immediately if you need to cancel. Another group may be able to take your place.

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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
3147810900 x4677

Program Details


1. Big Cat Scramble powerpoint presentation. Read clues about the identities of some big cats and unscramble their names to get the answer.
2. Video segment about Cheetahs.
3. Animal Mystery powerpoint. Look at pictures of parts of an animal to learn about its adaptations and then guess the animal.
4. Video segment about camels.
5. Discussion of "clues" and signs that animals are nearby.
6. Learning bird calls.
7. Video about laughing thrush.
8. Live owl presentation. Other bird may be substituted.
9. Discussion of "clues" that an animal is sick.
10. Video segment about our vet hospital.
11. Identifying animals from their x-rays.
12. Live snake presentation. (other animal may be substituted.)


By the end of a Zoo Clues program, participants will be able to:
-Be able to explain the relationship between physical structures and an animal's survival
-solve puzzles to learn new information
-Recognize similarities and differences between groups of animals
-Identify the basic needs of living things
-Name one fact about a big cat that makes it unique to other big cats.
-Explain camel adaptations
-Explain owl adaptations
-Identify birds by their calls
-Name at least one tool veterinarians use to assess animal health

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-8.1 Science as Inquiry
As a result of activities in grades K-8, 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

Ns.5-8.3 Life Science
As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of

Structure and function in living systems
Diversity and adaptations of organisms