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Fall into Winter 4th-6th

from Saint Louis Zoo

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Do bears really hibernate? What does it mean when a squirrel caches food? Learn the answers to these questions and much more as we discover the transitions that different animals make as the weather turns from fall to winter. Meet live animals and learn about what you can do to help them survive the harsh winter.

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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

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Primary Disciplines

Program Delivery Mode

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

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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
3147810900 x4677

Program Details


1. Interaction with the presenter to discuss the different seasons and what season we are currently in, and how people prepare for winter.
2. Introduction to how animals change physically and/or behaviorally for winter. This section includes biofacts, live animals, video segments, and activities.
3. Powerpoint presentation that introduces students to concepts such as cache, forage, and torpor.
4. Video segment that shows how the Saint Louis Zoo prepares it's animals for winter.
5. Final discussion about how the students are preparing for winter.

At all times, questions are welcome!


Participants will:
- explore the indicators of the seasons
- discuss the different techniques of surviving winter (migration, hibernation, torpor, forage, etc.)
- engage in discussion about the benefits of each technique for surviving winter
- explain the difference between hibernation and torpor

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-8.1 Science as InquiryAs 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 ScienceAs 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

State Standards

Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations
III-1A(6th)a; IV-1A(4th)a, 1D(4th)a; VII-1A(4th,5th,6th)a, 1C(4th,5th,6th)a