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Intro to Animal Behavior

Grades 6th-12th
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

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 animal behavior and explore the different methods that they use. Students will be able to practice a few of the research methods during live animal presentations.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1st) a,b,c (3rd)a, 1B (2nd) a,b (3rd) a; IV-1A (4th) a,b (9-11th) a, 1B (9-11th) a,b, 1C (9-11th) a,b, 1D (9-11th) a,b; VII- 1A (4th) a,b,c (5th) a,b,c,d

Zoo Conservation

Grades 6th-12th
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

The Saint Louis Zoo is working to save endangered species both on our St. Louis campus and around the world. This program will introduce students to the work of our WildCare Institute. We'll bring animals from different continents to teach students about the diversity of wildlife on our planet.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: IV-1A (9-11th) a, 1B (9-11th) a,b, 1C (9-11th) a,b, 1D (9-11th) a,b

Zoo Careers

Grades 6th-12th
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

Have you ever thought about working at the Zoo? What would that be like? Students will find out which skills and educational requirements are necessary for someone to work at the Zoo.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: VIII-2A (9-11th) a, 3B (9-11th) a, b, c, 3C (9-11th) a, 3D (9-11th) b

Tropical Rainforests

Grades 6th-12th
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

Learn about the layers of the rainforests and the different animals that call these layers home. Learn about the threats to this biome and what you can do to help.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (6) a, 8 (a); IV-1A (6)a; 1D (6) a, b, c