by  Saint Louis Zoo

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Biodiversity is as complex as it is important?for our natural world.?It is no secret that?there are many species across the globe that are increasingly at risk of extinction. Thus, it is important to?understand?biodiversity and human impact.?Students will learn about?biodiversity?hotspots?as they engage in an?inquiry-based?activity?and?observe?biofacts,?while?also?learning?about current conservation work.

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About This Program


By Request: $225.00


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


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

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please notify the Education Department at (314) 646-4544 or the Administrative Assistant at (314) 646-4677 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 to Four 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.

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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 Saint Louis Zoo and Educator.
2. Discuss/define biodiversity.
3. Discuss importance of biodiversity.
4. Inquiry-based activity about hotspots.
5. Conclusoin.

At all times, questions are encouraged.


1. Students will define biodiversity.
2. Students will be able to explain the importance of biodiversity.
3. Students will be able to identify biodiversity hotspots.
4. Students will be able to identify a conservation action to help with biodiversity

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS: HS-LS2-7 (LS2.C), HS-LS2-7 (LS4.D), HS-LS2-7 (ETS1.B)

State Standards

Missouri Science Grade-Level Expectations: 9-12.LS2.C.1, 9-12.LS2.C.2, 9-12.LS4.C.3, 9-12.ETS1.B.1