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Paleo Party (NEW!)

Grades Kg-3rd
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

Do you dig Dinos? Are you fanatic about fossils? Let’s put together puzzles of bones that create skulls, dust off dirt to discover fossils, and touch living relatives of these amazing animals!
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: I-1A(Kg, 1st, 2nd) a,b,c, 1B(2nd) a,b,c,d; III-1A(1st) a, 1B(2nd) a, 1C(Kg, 1st, 2nd) a, 1D(1st )b,d; VII-1A (Kg, 1st, 2nd) a, 1B (Kg, 1st, 2nd) a,b 1E(Kg, 2nd)a; VIII-1A(Kg, 1st, 2nd) a, 1B (Kg, 1st, 2nd) a

I Want to Work at the Zoo (NEW!)

Grades Kg-3rd
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

In this fun, hands on program participants will be able to learn what our zookeepers and veterinarians do in order to keep our animals healthy. While puppets and stuffed animal will be available for participants to practice their skills, live animals will also make an appearance.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A(1st) a, 3D(K) a, b, (2nd) a; VII-1A (K, 1st, 2nd) a, 1B (K, 1st, 2nd) a, 1C (K, 1st, 2nd) a, 1E (K, 1st, 2nd) a

Classification of Vertebrates

Grades Kg-3rd
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

In this program, students will develop the skills to classify the major groups of vertebrate animals based on their characteristics.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1B (2nd) a,c, 1D (1st)b,d

Neighborhood Naturalist

Grades Kg-3rd
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

Zoos are great places to learn about animals from around the world. But what kind of wilderness can you explore in a nearby park or even your own back yard? Make a nature journal, meet animals that make their home in Missouri and Illinois, and practice using your observation skills to discover the wonderful biodiversity in your own community. Activities in this program will vary based on the grade level of the students.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1st) a, 1E (1st) a; IV-1A (KG) a,b

Built to Survive

Grades Kg-3rd
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience size: minimum 10, maximum 30

All animals have unique behaviors and physical characteristics to help them survive in their particular homes. This student-driven class explores where animals live and how they have become adapted to surviving in those habitats.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1A (1st , 3rd ) a, 1D (1st) b,d; 1E (1st) a