Join one of the Zoo's Educators from their homes to learn more about animals and how amazing they are.

If you can't join us live on Zoom, we will make a recording available here and on our YouTube channel after the event.*

Each presentation will last 20 to 30 minutes and online attendance is limited to 3,000.

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this programming

*There may be a delay in the webinars uploaded to our website. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Upcoming Zooms 

Monday through Friday at 10 a.m.

Check back weekly for an updated schedule of webinars. 

June 4: What the Bones Know

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Animal adaptations go bone deep.  In this webinar we will inspect the intricacies of bones and how they can give us clues about the animal. 
 
Ideal for 6th-8th grades.
 
Register in advance for the webinar at: 
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 5: Dirt on Dirt

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Dig into the dynamic world of decomposers! Together we will learn how dirt makes our lunch and why worms are important for things like eating our garbage. We will even meet a few wiggly friends at the end of the program! 
 
Ideal for K-8th grade.
 
Register in advance for the webinar at: 
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 8 - Seal and Sea Lion Superstars

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

On World Ocean's Day, dive into the world of our fin-footed friends as we explore how seals and sea lions are suited for life both in the water and on land!Ideal for K-3rd grade

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 9 - All About Sharks

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Join us for a fin-tastic webinar all about sharks! From great whites to cookie cutters, these fish come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Did you know there are even sharks at the Saint Louis Zoo? Grab your snorkel as we dive in and learn more! 
Ideal of 5th grade and up.
 
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 10 - Habitat: Arctic

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Join us for our second webinar in the habitat series featuring the Arctic! The Arctic is a place where ice is nice and important for survival! Grab your coat and prepare to learn about some awesome Arctic animals, including Kali the polar bear! Ideal for 3rd-5th grade.Register in advance for the webinar at: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 11 - Zoo Busters

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Do toads give us warts? Are black cats bad luck? There are plenty of animals with bad reputations, but most of the time these are just silly stories. In this program, we will discuss common animal misconceptions and debunk negative myths. We'll learn new and exciting information about some of the animals people tend to fear the most!
 
Most appropriate for 4th-8th grade.
 
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

June 12 – Animal Engineers: Birds

Please note: Zoo animals will not be part of this presentation. 

Did you know birds are engineers? Let’s see how birds design and build nests to meet their needs in different kinds of habitats. Ideal for 6th-12th grade.

Register in advance for the webinar at: 

 stlzoo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f_rLRj6oQkCuFEf7uziBHQ

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Previous STLZOOms

June 2020

June 1: Animal Heroes 

Come learn about the amazing ways animals help our environment stay green! 

Ideal for K-3rd grade
 
 

June 2: Be A Scientist: Look Closely!

Play a few animal games and develop your science observation skills with a Zoo educator! We’ll learn about lightning bugs, zebras and other zoo animals.

Ideal for 3rd-5th grade

June 3: Habitat: Rain forest

Join us for our four-part habitat series webinar! The rain forest is home to more animal species than any other habitat in the world! Join us as we explore the four layers of the rain forest and learn about the amazing animals that call this place home!  

Ideal for 3rd-5th grade

May 2020

May 4:
Animal Features 

From sharp claws to bright colors, animals have amazing features, called adaptations, to help them survive in their habitat. Join us as we learn about different adaptations through discussions and observation of unique animal biofacts (e.g. feathers and skull replicas).

This webinar is ideal for upper elementary, but all are welcome.   

May 5: Animal Engineers-Biomimicry

We are always learning new and exciting things about animals.  Using nature and its many adaptations as a model, we will discover how to make use of all this knowledge for a more sustainable future.

This webinar is best suited for students 6th-12th grade.

May 6: ASL Animal Alphabet "A-I"

You asked, and we listened. Join Zoo Educator Tiffany again as she shows you the ASL alphabet and teaches you more about the animals. This will be a series of three webinars that break down the alphabet to allow for easier practice and more "guess the word" games. 

This webinar is best suited for families of all ages.
 

May 7: An Ecosphere Experience 

Join the Saint Louis Zoo in a DIY ecosphere project! Watch as Zoo Educator Connor walks us through the process of making a miniature world in a jar. Using materials from outside, learn to create a unique and fascinating way to safely observe small bugs from the comfort of our own homes! We will learn about local bugs, what they need, and why they are important as we dive into an instructional take on creating and maintaining our very own ecospheres.

This webinar is best suited for families of all ages.

May 8: Amazing Zoo Adventure

Who's behind that waterfall? What's behind that rock? Join us for an interactive silly story to learn about animals at the Saint Louis Zoo.

This webinar is ideal for PreK-2nd grade.

May 11: The Animals of Mexico & The Saint Louis Zoo

Join us to celebrate Mexico's diverse habitats and wildlife, from powerful jaguars to the mighty migrating monarchs. Learn how the Zoo (and you) can help them!

This will be most engaging for PreK-3rd grade.

Cat spots drawing activity PDF

May 12: Birds of a Feather

This webinar is for the birds! From beaks to feet, birds come in all shapes and sizes! Join us as we discuss the characteristics and behaviors that make birds unique, and ways we can help our local songbirds.

This webinar is most engaging for 1st-3rd grade.

May 13: ASL Animal Alphabet "J-Q"

You asked, and we listened. Join Zoo Educator Tiffany again as she shows you the ASL alphabet and teaches you more about the animals. This will be a series of three webinars that break down the alphabet to allow for easier practice and more "guess the word" games.

This webinar is ideal for families.

May 14: (Not So) Spooky Zoo Story

As the wind blows the dry leaves away, find out who's hiding! Join us for a not so spooky adventure to learn about animals at the Saint Louis Zoo. This webinar is ideal for ages PreK-2nd grade.

This webinar is ideal for PreK-2nd grade.

May 15: Classifying Animals From Scaly to Furry

How is a polar bear different from a parrot, or a frog different from a tortoise? Scientists group animals by characteristics and together we will learn about animals with backbones, from scaly to furry!

This webinar is ideal for 1st-3rd grade.

 

May 18: Poop There It is!

Discover the amazing secrets hidden in animal scat (poop). Learn to make some pretend animal droppings at home!

This webinar is ideal for K-3rd grade.

 

May 19: Animal Artists

Singing, dancing, designing, and building all sound like fun things people do, but animals do them too! Join the webinar to find out how and why animals create artistic works. You will leave inspired to make your own art!

Ideal for 3rd-5th grades.

May 20: ASL Animal Alphabet "R-Z"

You asked, and we listened. Join Zoo Educator Tiffany again as she shows you the ASL alphabet and teaches you more about the animals. This will be a series of three webinars that break down the alphabet to allow for easier practice and more "guess the word" games.

Ideal for families.

 

May 21: Polar Bear Plunge

Plunge into the icy waters of the Arctic as we learn all about polar bears. Watch Kali the polar bear play with zoo enrichment (pre-recorded footage) and learn what makes these incredible animals so special. Join us as we learn how these bears survive in cold climates and why they are so impressive!

Ideal for 3rd-5th grades.

May 22: Backyard Biodiversity

Your backyard could be filled with more life than you think. In this webinar we will learn how to survey the type of plant and animal life in your home habitat. We will even discuss how you can determine how biodiverse your backyard really is!

Ideal for 6th-12th grades.

 

May 26: Radical Reptiles

These scaly, cold-blooded animals have many amazing features! This webinar will introduce us to the variety of reptiles through discussions, observations of biofacts (e.g.skulls), and meeting a surprise guest.

May 27: Penguins and Puffins

Join the Saint Louis Zoo as we introduce our four penguin species and two puffin species, as well as their natural environments in the cold areas of the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. Together, we will discuss the special traits that make these birds well-suited for some of the harshest climates on the planet!

Ideal for 3rd-5th grade

May 28: Animal Behavior Observations

Why do animals do the things they do? Come find out why it is important to learn about animal behavior. Scientists use ethograms to study animal behaviors and, in this webinar we will learn how to create our own ethogram for a live behavior study. 

Ideal for 6th-8th grade

 

May 29: Milkweed for Monarchs

Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year between Canada and Mexico. In this webinar come and learn how you can provide important habitat and prepare these iconic butterflies for their long journey. 

Ideal for all ages.

April 2020

April 1: 
Animal Magic 

Animals have adaptations that can seem like magic!  This webinar will be most engaging for preschool through 2nd grade audiences, but all are welcome to join! Download the bunny cut-out (PDF)
 

April 8: 
Habitat Heroes

In this webinar, we will discuss various animal habitats and what makes them unique. Plus, we'll show you how you can help wild animals around your home. Parents, please have a pencil and paper handy for those participating. There will be an opportunity for questions toward the end of the session. This webinar will be most engaging for children in 3rd through 5th grades. Journaling activity (PDF) 

 

April 15: 
A to Zoo 
Learn the ASL Alphabet

Learn the alphabet in American Sign Language (ASL) with a Zoo Educator during A-Z Animal Alphabet. This will be engaging for all ages. A to Z Animals from STLZOOMS (PDF) 

April 22:
Frogs and Toads Around St. Louis

Have you ever wondered if that noise you hear at night is a frog, bird, or insect?  Join us to learn about the common frog and toad species found around the St. Louis metropolitan area and how to identify the different species based on their breeding calls.  Find out about the importance of frogs and toads to our ecosystems and how  you can participate in local conservation efforts.

This webinar will be most engaging for 3rd grade and up.

April 29: 
Where does the water go?  

What happens to water once it is absorbed into the ground?  Do our actions here in Missouri really impact the Mississippi River and beyond?  In this webinar we will learn the answers to these questions and how what we do in our yards can impact the animals that live downstream. 

This webinar is best suited for students 5th-7th grade.
 

April 30: Zoolympics

Learn about amazing animal feats of speed and strength and other incredible abilities. Who will win the gold medal in each event? Join us for some friendly competition among critters to determine the champions of the animal world. 

This webinar is recommended for children in preschool - first grade.