Critter Calls (And More!)

by  Saint Louis Zoo

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How do you tell someone that you’re happy to see them? Or show that you’re sad? Animals communicate in many different ways to show how they feel, find a friend, say to others ‘stay away!,' and more. Through games, videos, and live Zoo animals we will learn about how animals communicate.

Program Rating

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

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.


30 minutes; may be requested for 45 minutes for a $160 price point

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

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 2 weeks' notice is required 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 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.

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. Welcome and introduction to program.
2. Discuss animal noises and why they need to make noises - communication!
3. Do an activity together regarding animal calls.
4.. Conclusion

At all times, questions are welcome!


At the end of the program, participants should be able to:
1. Identify different animal calls.
2. Explain 2 reasons why animals may make noise.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS: 1-LS1-2 (LS1.B), 2-LS4-1 (LS4.D)

State Standards

MO GLES: K.LS1.C.1, 1.LS3.A.1, K.ESS3.A.1,

MO ELGS: IV-B.1(PK)b, IV-B.1(PK)d-g, IV-C.1(PK)a, IV-C.1(PK)c, IV-C.2(PK)a, IV-C.2(PK)c, IV-C.2(PK)a, IV-C.2(PK)d, VI-A.1(PK)a, VI-A.1(PK)b, VI-A.4(PK)d, VI-B.1(PK)b, VI-B.2(PK)a, VI-B.2(PK)b, VI-B.2(PK)c, VI-B.4(PK)d