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Saint Louis Zoo

a CILC Content Provider

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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.

2019-2020

2018-2019

Honorable Mention

2017-2018

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Honorable Mention

2010-2011

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Saint Louis Zoo

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Animal Adaptations on a Dinoroarus Discovery

Take a journey back in time to learn about the behaviors and specialized features dinosaurs had that helped them get what they needed all while seeing our amazing Dinoroarus exhibit up close.? Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: 3.LS3.B.1...

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Animal Adaptations on an Aquatic Adventure

Learn about the behaviors and specialized features animals have that help them get what they need.?While on this adventure, we will visit water-loving animals who live at the Saint Louis Zoo. Our visit may include any of the following: Polar Bear...

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Animal Adaptations while on a River’s Edge Safari

Is your school mascot an animal? Learn about the behaviors and specialized features of your school mascot that help them get what they need in the wild.??(NOTE: subject to availability)? Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: 3.LS3.B.1, 4.LSD1...

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Animal Adaptations while Visiting the Herpetarium & Red Rocks

Learn about the behaviors and specialized features that animals, from reptiles to amphibians and from zebras to lions, have that help them get what they need.? Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: 3.LS3.B.1, 4.LSD1.D.1, 6-8.LS1.B.1, NGSS: 3...

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Animal Adaptations while Visiting the Jungle of the Apes & Bird House

From the super strong to super flight learn about the behaviors and specialized features our apes and bird species at the Saint Louis Zoo and the adaptations they have that help them get what they need.? Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations...

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Animal Champions

Can you run as fast as a cheetah or leap like a lemur? What makes you a champion? Animals can be champions too! This interactive program will introduce students to animal adaptations and how these adaptations help animals survive.

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Animal Classification Learning about Marvelous Mascots

Is your school mascot an animal? We can connect the virtual field trip adventure to learn about your?mascot! Learn why scientists place animals into groups and discover more about your school's mascot! (NOTE: subject to availability)? Missouri...

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Animal Classification on a Dinoroarus Discovery

Take a journey back in time to learn about dinosaurs and why scientists place them into groups. Discover more about specific vertebrates all while seeing our amazing Dinoroarus exhibit up close. Missouri Science Grade Level Expectation 5.LS1.A.1...

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Animal Classification on an Aquatic Adventure

On this adventure, we will learn why scientists place animals into groups and discover more about specific vertebrates and water-loving animals who live at the Zoo. Our visit may include any of the following: Polar Bear Point, Penguin-Puffin Coast...

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Animal Classification while on a River’s Edge Safari

Hop continents while never leaving your classroom. Students will have an engaging adventure exploring Zoo animals on River’s Edge. You’ll never know what you’ll see!?Learn why scientists place animals into groups and discover more about specific...

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Animal Classification while Visiting the Herpetarium & Red Rocks

From reptiles and amphibians to zebras and lions, this virtual adventure is sure to have something for everyone. Learn why scientists place animals into groups and discover more about specific vertebrates. Missouri Science Grade Level Expectation...

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Animal Classification while Visiting the Jungle of the Apes & Bird House

From the super strong to super flight, you’ll learn about our apes and bird species at the Saint Louis Zoo; all while learning why scientists place animals into groups and discover more about specific vertebrates. Missouri Science Grade Level...

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Animal Magic (3o minutes)

Animals have adaptations that can seem like magic! Our educators have a few tricks up their sleeves to help you learn about amazing animals at our Zoo and in the wild.

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Animal Magic (45 minutes)

Animals have adaptations that can seem like magic! Our educators have a few tricks up their sleeves to help you learn about amazing animals at our Zoo and in the wild.

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Animal Tales (3o minutes)

Let’s combine the powers of science and literacy in this interactive learning adventure! Through books, interactive stories, videos, and so much more we will learn all about animals.

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Animal Tales (45 minutes)

Let’s combine the powers of science and literacy in this interactive learning adventure! Through books, interactive stories, videos, and so much more we will learn all about animals.

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Animal Training

Animal 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...

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Baby Animals (30 minutes in length)

One of the most exciting things at a zoo is when babies are born! In this program, we'll be introduced to some of the babies that have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo, via recorded videos. We'll also learn how animals and keepers care for the...

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Baby Animals (45 minutes in length)

One of the most exciting things at a zoo is when babies are born! In this program, we'll be introduced to some of the babies that have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo, via recorded videos. We'll also learn how animals and keepers care for the...

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Biodiversity

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...

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Critter Calls (And More!)

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...

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Custom-designed Program

The Saint Louis Zoo can develop a program on a topic of your choice. Animals are a great way to interest kids in learning. We’ll present animals to your classroom to support your curriculum and create a lesson based on your needs. Students will...

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Fall into Winter 4th-6th

Learn if bears truly hibernate and what squirrels are doing when they cache food in this interactive program that may include live animals, biofacts, and video segments from the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Fall into Winter K-3rd

Discover changes animals endure in order to survive in places where the weather turns cold. Some animals stay where they are and others make journeys to new places each season. You'll also find out how the Saint Louis Zoo helps animals survive...

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Habitat Helpers (30 minutes)

What do you need to be happy and healthy? Do animals need the same things?  Let’s sing and make art while we learn about the four basic needs of all animals (food, water, shelter, and space). This program may include live animals, an art activity ...

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Habitat Helpers (45 minutes)

What do you need to be happy and healthy? Do animals need the same things?  Let’s sing and make art while we learn about the four basic needs of all animals (food, water, shelter, and space). This program may include live animals, an art activity ...

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Icky Sticky Animals (30 minutes)

Animals do some pretty outrageous things. Let’s learn about what makes these 'icky’ creatures not 'icky' but neat! Join us for experiments and leave with an icky sticky art idea to do on your own.? 

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Icky Sticky Animals (45 minutes)

Animals do some pretty outrageous things. Let’s learn about what makes these 'icky’ creatures not 'icky' but neat! Join us for experiments and leave with an icky sticky art idea to do on your own.? 

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Mathimals

How much hay do you need to feed seven elephants? Can you draw an animal exhibit design to scale? This interactive program may include videos, live animals, and hands-on activities that demonstrate the importance of math in the Zoo world.

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Nature of Science: Adaptations

Animals have many features and abilities that help them do more than just survive! This program explores a variety of physical and behavioral animal adaptations?with?a fun, engaging presentation?that includes animal biofacts.

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Penguin & Puffin Coast, 3rd-5th Grade

Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

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Penguin & Puffin Coast, 6th-8th Grade

Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

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Penguin & Puffin Coast, K-2nd Grade (30 minutes)

Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

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Penguin & Puffin Coast, K-2nd Grade (45 minutes)

Meet our adorable penguins and puffins and learn about the cold areas in the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Participate in activities to learn about how these animals survive in their cold climates.

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Polar Bear Plunge 3rd-5th grade

Plunge right in with the Zoo and learn all about polar bears! Meet our amazing polar bear and learn about what makes these amazing marine mammals so special. Participate in activities to learn about how polar bears and other arctic animals...

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Polar Bear Plunge K-2nd

Plunge right in with the Zoo and learn all about polar bears! Meet our amazing polar bear and learn about what makes these amazing marine mammals so special. Participate in activities to learn about how polar bears survive in their cold climates.

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Pole to Pole on an Aquatic Adventure

Learn about animals that live in extremely cold habitats in the wild and what it takes to survive those freezing temperatures. On this adventure, we will visit water-loving animals who live at the Saint Louis Zoo. Our visit may include any of the...

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Spring into Summer 4th-6th

Learn how animals survive the change from winter to summer, as we explore what happens after animals return from their migration or emerge from hibernation. We'll also discuss how animals care for their young.

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Spring into Summer K-3rd

Learn how animals celebrate the return of spring as we explore the different ways animals make the switch from cold winter days to warm summer nights.

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The Dirt on Dirt

Dr. Worm, expert vermicomposter, will show you the dynamic world of decomposers. Find out how dirt made your lunch, investigate a worm’s habitat, and even meet a few new wiggly friends. Learn why worms are important and how they help eat our...

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What is an Animal?

How do you know if something is alive or not? Or if it's a plant or an animal? Let’s break it down together as we discover the characteristics of living things through song, games, videos, and checking in with our live animals at the Zoo!

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What it Takes to be a Zoo Keeper Learning about Marvelous Mascots

Is your school mascot an animal? We can connect the virtual field trip adventure to learn about how the keepers take care of your?mascot and what their daily routine is like. (NOTE: subject to availability)?

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What it Takes to be a Zoo Keeper on an Aquatic Adventure

On this adventure, we will visit water-loving animals who live at the Zoo. Our visit may include any of the following: Polar Bear Point, Penguin-Puffin Coast, Sea Lion Sound, Stingrays at Caribbean Cove. Learn about how the keepers take care of...

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What it Takes to be a Zoo Keeper while on a River’s Edge Safari

Learn about how the keepers take care of the animals and what their daily routine is like. At the same time, hop continents while never leaving your classroom. Students will have an engaging adventure exploring Zoo animals on River’s Edge. You’ll...

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What it Takes to be a Zoo Keeper while Visiting the Herpetarium & Red Rocks

From reptiles to amphibians and from zebras to lions, this virtual adventure is sure to have something for everyone while learning about how the keepers take care of the animals and what their daily routine is like. 

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What it Takes to be a Zoo Keeper while Visiting the Jungle of the Apes & Bird House

From the super strong to super flight, you’ll learn about our apes and bird species at the Saint Louis Zoo and how the keepers take care of the animals and what their daily routine is like. 

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Zoo Clues

Problem solving and mysteries are just another part of the job for zookeepers and vets. Join us as zoo detectives to learn what these mysteries are, how and why we need to solve them, and then we'll also solve some mysteries of our own!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Amber Brown   outreachrequests@stlzoo.org
One Government Drive
St. Louis MO 63110
3147810900 x4677
United States

http://www.stlzoo.org/education/videoconferencingprograms/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Saint Louis Zoo cover:

STEM
Art
Sciences
Problem Solving

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The Boeing Company is generously providing scholarship funding for distance learning programs for underserved students. The programs must be presented during the calendar year. For more information, please contact the Scheduling Coordinator at (314) 646-4677 or outreachrequests@stlzoo.org Funding available on a first come, first-serve basis. 


 "I enjoy and learn something every time we make a connection with St. Louis Zoo." 

 "This program was the best we have had this year." 

 "The program included photos, live action, real animals and a competent presenter. It was the most fun we have had all year with our elementary students. That is all you can ask for a presentation!" 

 "Our instructor was so easy to work with. It was her idea to create a custom program based on what I had described our unit of study to her. She was incredibly engaging; she had my students attention on a day they were unable to interact with her because our microphone wasn't working. She offered fantastic information that I was able to stem lessons from the rest of my unit. The kids have asked every day this week if we get to talk to her again...in which I have to disappoint them." 
 
The Saint Louis Zoo is also a four-time recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award, Honorable Mention, and one-time recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award.