ARTHROPODS FOR AMATEURS

Grades K-3
Program length: 20 minutes
Fee: $45 (ZMD $40)
Offered September through May

Are all creepy crawlies alike? Through sorting, investigating, and meeting live animals, students will learn the basic characteristics of insects and other arthropods.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations:III–1B (2nd) a, 1D (2nd) a,d

BORN TO BE WILD

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

Do all animal babies look like their parents? Which animals hatch from eggs, and which are live-born? This class compares animal babies and development while introducing the basic concepts of life cycles (including metamorphosis) in both invertebrates and vertebrates.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-1B (2nd) a, c, 3D (KG) a, b, (2nd) a, b

FEATHERS AND FUR

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

Penguins are birds, but do they have feathers? How is a platypus the same as an armadillo? Through the use of live birds and mammals, students will be introduced to the basic characteristics of these warm-blooded vertebrates.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III - 1B (2nd) a,c, 1D (1st) b,d

HABITAT IS HOME

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

What is a "habitat?" Choose from one of the specific topics listed below. Students will meet and learn about animals from that region and explore their specific habitat needs (food, shelter, water and space). African Animals, Missouri Animals, North American Animals, Rainforest Animals or South American Animals.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations:III-1A (1st) a

MEET THE VERTEBRATES

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

It's not just their body coverings that are different! Compare and contrast the skeletons of four groups of animals. This overview will cover the major characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III–1B (2nd) a,c, 1D (1st) b, d, 3D (KG) a, b

ON THE MOVE

Grades K-3
Program length: 30 minutes
Fee: $50 (ZMD $45)
Offered September through May

This class looks at various forms of animal locomotion as examples of an adaptation. Hopping, swimming, climbing, flying and slithering animals are just a few of the movements featured. Examine the animals' body parts to discover how and why they move the way they do.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations:III-1D (KG) a, (1st) b, d

SLIME AND SCALES

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

How are salamanders and lizards alike? How are they different? Through the use of live amphibians and reptiles, students will be introduced to the basic characteristics of these cold-blooded animals.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III–1B (2nd) a,c 1D (1st) b, d

WHO EATS WHOM

Grades K-3
Program length: 45 minutes
Fee: $70 (ZMD $55)
Offered September through May

Students trace the food chain from sunlight to decomposition. Who are the producers and consumers, predators and prey in the web of life? Students will meet animals that eat plants, animals that eat animals, and animals that eat both.
Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations:IV-1A (1st) a, 2A (3rd) a,b,c,d