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Saint Louis Zoo

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We are making exciting changes to our education programs! While we are making our curriculum better, we will not be offering programming January through March 2019. While formal programs cannot be booked at this time, we invite you to visit our ZooTube page for some exciting video clips.

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.

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Programs by Saint Louis Zoo

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Crittergarden

Do you like to play outside? Animals like to play outside in the flowers, by trees, and in water. Color, play with stickers, match pictures, and...

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Fall into Winter K-3rd

Discover changes animals endure in order to survive winter. Learn about different animals and what they do through interactive presentations and...

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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 includes live animals, biofacts...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 will include videos...

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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...

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Backbone Breakdown

What is a vertebrate? Do all animals have backbones? Students will learn about different types of vertebrates and classify them by exploring...

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Animal Behavior

Have you ever wondered why animals do certain things? Is animal behavior important in a zoo? In this program, we will discover why scientists study...

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Critter Calls

A cow says “moo” and a sheep says “baa,” but what owl says “who cooks for you?” In this program we’ll practice our animal sounds and meet a few...

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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...

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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...

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Polar Bear Plunge K-2nd (NEW!)

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...

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Polar Bear Plunge 3rd-5th grade (NEW!)

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...

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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...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Devin Wood   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 through December of 2019!

The Boeing Company is generously providing scholarship funding for distance learning programs for underserved students in 2019. 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 three-time recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award, Honorable Mention, and one-time recipient of the CILC Pinnacle Award.