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Backbone Breakdown

from Saint Louis Zoo

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What is a vertebrate? Do all animals have backbones? In this program students will learn about different types of vertebrates. Students will classify vertebrates by exploring animal characteristics. Live animal presentations enhance the experience.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $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.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

45


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

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



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.

Refunds

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

Transfers
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.

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.

Contact:
Amber Brown
outreachrequests@stlzoo.org
3147810900 x4677

Program Details

Format

1. Welcome everyone! We'll discuss/review what a vertebrate is. If appropriate, we'll sing the backbone song.
2. Discuss vertebrate group characteristics such as body covering, reproduction, and endo/ectothermic using age-appropriate vocabulary.
3. Meet representatives of the vertebrate groups, either via video or live animal visitors.
4. Conclusion and good-bye.

At all times, questions are encouraged!

Objectives

AT the end of the program, participants should be able to:

Identify the five vertebrate groups.
Understand the terms vertebrate, classify, characteristic, and adaption.
Be able to group vertebrates based on their characteristics.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS: LS1.a,b,c; LS4. b,d,c

State Standards

Missouri Grade Level Expectations:

III-1D(5th) a, c, d; III-2C(5th) a; III-1A(6th)a; IV-3C(6th) a,b