Who: Grades 6 - 12
How many: 30 - 55 students, plus chaperones.
When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Where: Exploration Outpost in the Orthwein Animal Nutrition Center and Zoo grounds.

Whether your favorite continent is Africa or South America, we have a program for you. In this one-of-a-kind overnight experience, you can choose the continent that your students will explore. We will take a close look at the ecology of your continent and the conservation issues affecting wildlife. Participants will interact with animals, play an interactive game, and go on a conservation tour all while focusing on animals, their challenges and adaptations. Students will be able to identify animals from various countries and will begin to understand what environmental issues threaten their chosen continent. Each program will highlight a conservation project that the Zoo is working on.

Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: III-2G b, c, d (8th); 3C c, b (8th) IV-4A a (6th); B a,b,c IV-1D (6th & 8th) a, b, c IV-3C a, b (6th)

Your choices are:

Africa: Grevy's zebra in the horn of Africa, carnivores in central Africa, mountain gorillas in Rwanda, biodiversity in the Saharan region

Asia: Conservation of Sumatran orangutans

North America: Hellbenders and American burying beetles in Missouri

South America: Humbolt penguins in Peru, horned guans in Mexico and Guatemala

For more information or to register, please contact the Overnight Programs Coordinator, at (314) 646-4614 or by e-mail at ebert@stlzoo.org.