Animal Training

by  Saint Louis Zoo

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training is an important role of the zoo keepers at the Saint Louis Zoo! Join a
zoo educator to learn what animal training is all about and how zoo keepers use
positive reinforcement training to provide daily care, like health monitoring,
for the animals at the Zoo.  

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00

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) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is require to book any Virtual Program with the Saint Louis Zoo

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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's 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. 

All programs are interactive
and may utilize any of the following: live video from our Zoo habitats, webcams, pre-recorded video footage, biofacts,
and other means to create a memorable learning experience.

Amber Brown
3147810900 x4677

Program Details


1. Introduction to animal training.
2. Discussion regarding what training is, why it is important, and how it has changed.
3. Video segments of animal training at the Saint Louis Zoo.
4. Conclusion.

Questions are welcome and encouraged at any time! This program is very participant driven.


Participants will:
- explore the importance of animal training
- discuss challenges and benefits of working with animals
- list three kinds of positive reinforcement
- explain the difference between a "trick" and a "behavior"

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: 6-8.LS2.C.1; 6-8.LS2.C.2; 6-8.LS4.B; 9-12.LS1.A.2

NGSS: MS-LS1-8; MS-LS2-1; MS-LS2-3; MS-LS4-5; HS-LS1-2; HS-LS2-6; HS-LS2-7

State Standards

Missouri Grade Level Expectations
IV-1B(6th)a,b,c, 1D(6th)a,b,c, 2A(6th)b, 3A(8th)a, 3C(6th)a,b, 3D(8th)a

Missouri Course Level ExpectationsIV-1A(B1)a,b,c, 1B(B1)b, 3B(B1)b, 3C(B1)a,c