The programs below take a deeper dive into Zoo topics. These programs are longer in length and have varying prices, depending upon what the program entails. The descriptions will provide more detailed information for each program.

Keeper Creativity: Engineering for Animals - 1st-5th grade

COST: $230 ($180 ZMD)

Program length: 2 1/2 hours

Do you love getting surprise packages or new toys? Animals do too, and it’s healthy for them! At the Zoo we call it enrichment. Enrichment helps animals move around, use their senses, and keep their brain busy! In our hands-on program, students will learn what enrichment is, what we use, and how it’s made. Students will have the opportunity to brainstorm and draw their own animal enrichment design! Students will also compare and contrast enrichment items for Zoo animals and discuss which would be better and why. This program will be conducted outside, on Zoo grounds. A short enrichment-themed Zoo tour is also included. Let’s get creative!

MO GLES: 1.ETS1.A.1, 2.ETS1.A.1, 3.ETS1.A.1, 4.ETS1.A.1, 5.ETS1.A.1, 1.ETS1.B.1, 2.ETS1.B.1

NGSS: 1.ETS1.2, 2.ETS1.2

To schedule this program, please contact the Education office at (314) 646-4544 #6 (see Scheduling Information).