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Saint Louis Zoo

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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 Behavior

Take a virtual program with one of our Zoo Educators to learn about animal behavior and why it is an important area of study. Students will learn about ethograms and do a live behavior study.

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Animal Champions

Can you run as fast as a cheetah or leap like a lemur? Test your knowledge as we learn how adaptations help us and animals in this interactive program!

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Animal Doctor at the Zoo

Just like you, zoo animals need to see the doctor for check-ups. Participate in activities to learn more about how the animal doctor takes care of our adorable furry, scaly, slimy, and feathery Zoo friends.

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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 learn about special baby names and be introduced to some of the babies that have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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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 learn about special baby names and be introduced to some of the babies that have been born at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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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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Comparative Anatomy of Mammals

Delve deeper into one of the most fascinating and diverse groups of vertebrates on the planet: mammals. Students will compare and contrast the anatomy of different mammalian orders with the use of teeth, skulls, hides, fur, and much more.

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Conservation at the Zoo and Beyond

We will focus on how the Saint Louis Zoo works cooperatively with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and international institutions to conserve species around the world. Come learn about AZA programs that the Saint Louis Zoo participates...

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Critter Calls

A cow says “moo” and a sheep says “baa,” but what bird says “cheeseburger?” In this program we’ll practice our animal sounds and maybe meet a few special Zoo friends. If we’re lucky, they might even ‘talk’ to us!

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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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Grossology

Poop, vomit, and slime make this class a guaranteed gross time! We’ll investigate why animals do ‘gross’ stuff, how it helps them to survive, and maybe meet some disgusting animals – and you might be surprised by who you’ll meet!

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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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Junior Zoo Vet

Ever wonder how a Zoo vet cares for a gorilla, a snake, a penguin and all the other animals at the Zoo? Our Zoo vets have a big job caring for so many different animals and their job requires good problem solving skills. During this program you...

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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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Observing Animals with Lewis and Clark

Join us for a cross-curricular classroom expedition as we make scientific observations of animals as Lewis and Clark once did! We’ll review how new discoveries were recorded and what animals were found. Through authentic experiences, students will...

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Penguin and Puffin Coast Virtual Tour, 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 and Puffin Coast Virtual Tour, 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 and Puffin Coast Virtual Tour, K-2nd 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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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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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? If it is alive, how do you know if it’s a plant or an animal? Take part in activities to understand the characteristics of living things.

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Zoo Clues

Solve puzzles to learn more about big cats, birds, and other animals in this interactive class. Learn about the clues our veterinarians use to keep our animals healthy.

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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:

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.