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1 2017 Summer Programs Deadline for Early Mail-in Registration: 4 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017 Visit stlzoo.org for more information. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at

2 Table of Contents Registration Information... 3 Camp Programs... 6 Includes Camp Joey, Camp Kangazoo, Teen Camp, Specialty Camps, and Camp Extended Care Programs for children age 4 - entering kindergarten, and students entering 1st - 9th grade. Zoo ALIVE Teen Volunteer Program...13 For teens 15 and up. Early Childhood...14 Children ages 4 months - 7 years, accompanied by an adult. Children with Special Needs School-age children with an accompanying adult. Youth Students entering kindergarten 11th grade. Career-For-A-Day Programs...31 Students ages 7 and up, and entering 2nd - 8th grade. Families...35 Adults with children entering 1st grade and up. Wild Nights and Snooze at the Zoo Programs Overnight programs for adults, families with children entering kindergarten and up; overnight programs for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes. Adults...40 Adults and students entering 9th grade and up. Teachers...44 Summer Outreach Programs Registration Forms Saint Louis Zoo Mission To conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation and educational activities that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public. Education Department Mission To nurture respect for animals and their habitats and to promote conservation action by providing educational opportunities and experiences. Photo Credits Michael Abbene, Ryan Archer, Roger Brandt, Christopher Carter, Laurie Chrisco, Kari Frey, Stu Goz, Ray Meibaum, Dave Merritt, JoEllen Toler, Megan Turner, Robin Winkelman 2 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

3 Registration Information Advance registration is required for all programs. Registrations close two weeks prior to the program date or when the program is sold out. Grandchildren (as general public registration or as part of your membership if you have a Grandparent Zoo Membership level or above) Zoo Members receive priority registration and a discount on program fees. If you would like to join, or renew your membership, please visit stlzoo.org/ membership/benefits or call (314) for more information. Choose between: Mail-in/drop-off Registration Forms. Camp Registration and Health/ Information Form for Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp, Specialty Camps and Extended Camp Programs. Individual Registration Form for all other programs Online Registration (available on the Saint Louis Zoo s website) NOTE: Fax, and phone registrations are not accepted. Participants must be the appropriate age or grade level and can only register for one session of each camp topic or program title. Processing fees will apply for duplicate registrations, cancellations, and or transfers. Who Can I Register? Whether you choose mail-in or online registration, you can register: Yourself Immediate family members residing in the same household (spouse and children) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at NOTE: Zoo Members are not eligible to register nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, out-of-town guests, etc. Extended family members, friends, neighbors, and out-of-town guests must register themselves and their household members separately. Processing Registration Forms Early Registration forms will be processed March 7, Zoo Member registrations are processed first followed by the General Public registrations. Mail-in/drop-off registrations must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017 at 4 p.m. Online registration opens first for Zoo Members on March 7, and then for General Public on March 9. Visit our website for exact dates and times. Daily Registrations will include any registrations received after March 6, These will be processed upon completion of the Early Registrations, in the order received. Buddy Registrations We offer buddy registration for our Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo and Teen Camp programs for mailed-in forms only. Listing a buddy during online registration does NOT guarantee that they will be together. It is only a request that can be fulfilled IF both children register themselves for the same Camp session. Please visit our website for complete information on how to register Camp Buddies. 3

4 Registration Information Mail Or Drop-Off Registrations Before mailing or dropping off your envelope, check to make sure it includes the following (any missing information may delay your registration while we attempt to contact you): 1. Completed registration form(s) All Membership, household and participant information. Original signature(s) on the Terms and Conditions of each adult participant and the parent/legal guardian for participants under the age of Complete Payment Credit card or Saint Louis Zoo Gift Card information and signature. Check A SEPARATE CHECK is required for each program. A fee will be assessed for any checks returned due to insufficient funds. All checks should be made payable to Saint Louis Zoo Education Department. Please write your phone number on your check. 3. ONE Camp KangaZoo buddy may be included. Please refer to the Buddy Registration section on the website. 4. Please mark your envelopes as follows: Forms received before 4 p.m. March 6, 2017 For Zoo Member - ATTN: Zoo Members Early Registration For General Public - ATTN: General Public Early Registration Forms mailed after March 6, 2017 ATTN: Daily Registration 5. Mailing Envelopes Registration forms should be mailed to: ATTN: (See Above) Saint Louis Zoo Finance Department One Government Drive St. Louis, MO Drop Off Registration forms in a SEALED envelope, marked as noted above, will be accepted in the Education Department, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Education Offices are located on the lower level of The Living World building/ North Entrance. Registration Confirmation You will receive a Registration Report by or mail (if requested) as a confirmation of your registration. Please read the following information: Confirmed program dates and times (these may be your 2nd or 3rd choice). Special notes. Waiting list information if program sessions you selected were sold out. NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. Full refunds will be issued. Wait List During the processing of your mail-in form, you will be placed on the wait list(s) if ALL of your session choices for a requested program are sold out. If you are placed on a wait list, we will not process your payment for that program. We will notify you if an opening occurs. 4 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

5 Registration Information Online Registration Online Registration will open for Zoo Members on March 7 at 9 a.m., and for General Public on March 9 at 2 p.m. Please visit stlzoo.org for detailed information on how to register online. Cancellations We require at least two-weeks notice for refund requests. Please notify the Education Department as soon as possible at (314) , option #6. Cancellation fees apply as follows: Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp and Specialty Camps Fee $25 KangaCare and all other programs Fee $8 Less than two-weeks notice no refund Parking for Programs Parking is available on the Zoo s North Lot on Government Drive and South Lot on Wells Drive for a fee. Members can use their free parking benefits. Limited free street parking is available. Visit stlzoo.org/visit/ parking-directions/for parking details, pricing, and updated information regarding Forest Park Construction. Please allow a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the program start time to park or drop off participants. For all Camp programs, specific parking information will be included in the camp packet and or on the Registration Report. Participants may not make up or receive a refund for missed programs. Transfers Transfers are subject to availability. Please notify the Education Department at least two weeks before the program session. Transfer fees apply and are due at the time of your request. Camp Joey, Camp KangaZoo, Teen Camp and Specialty Camps Two-weeks notice Fee $25 For KangaCare and all other programs Two-weeks notice Fee $8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 5

6 Camp Joey Children attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult. Camp Joey For children age 4 - entering kindergarten who can use the restroom independently. Children must be 4 years old by their program date. No exceptions will be made. Get ready, little ones! It s time to hop out of the pouch and into the Zoo at Camp Joey! Our days will be filled with animal antics, habitat ventures and Zoo fun as we experience and appreciate the animal world together. The Camp Joey theme this summer is Amazing Animals. Campers will be learning about the animals living in their homes and backyards, as well as those at the Zoo and in the wild. Camp Joey T-shirt, group photo, and snack included. Extra Camp JoeyT-shirts can be purchased for $12. For more information about Camp Joey, please check out the FAQ page on our website stlzoo.org/education. KangaCare is not offered for Camp Joey. You will: Meet and touch live animals Create amazing art and a photo journal to take home Play active animal games Ride the Zooline Railroad Sing and dance to fun Zoo tunes Visit great Zoo exhibits And more! Instructors: Zoo Educators and Zoo ALIVE Volunteers Half Day Sessions (5 days) Limited to 30 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $185 General Public $195 June 5-9 M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. June 5-9 M-F 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. June M-F June M-F 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Full Day Sessions (5 days) Limited to 30 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $265 General Public $285 June M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. June M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 31-Aug 4 M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug 7-11 M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Special Schedule for July 4th Week (4 Full Days) Limited to 30 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $215 General Public $235 July 3 & 5-7 M, W-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Camp KangaZoo Scholarships are available for families with financial need. Call (314) , option #6 or go to stlzoo.org/education for application materials. 6 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

7 Camp KangaZoo Camp KangaZoo For students entering 1st - 6th Explore the Zoo, meet the animals, learn amazing things and make new friends at Camp KangaZoo! Come year after year and learn something new each time. Campers are divided into age-specific groups for most activities, and are together each day for an introduction, lunch and snack. Camp KangaZoo T-shirt, group photo, snacks, Thursday pizza dinner and Friday morning breakfast included. Extra Camp KangaZoo T-shirts can be purchased for $12. For more information about Camp, please check out the FAQ page on our website stlzoo. org/education. A detailed information packet will be sent in the spring. Once again campers can double their Camp fun. Choose Ecology-Everything s Connected or Extreme Animals or best of all, register for BOTH! Fee: Zoo Members $215 General Public $235 Instructors: Zoo Educators and Zoo ALIVE Volunteers Thank you to AFB International and the Ensign-Bickford Foundation for its grant to fund the Camp KangaZoo program, and to the following for providing financial assistance for underserved students to attend Camp KangaZoo: Dr. Virginia M. Herrmann, and the Walter and Nancy Galvin Education Scholarship Fund. Ecology-Everything s Connected Campers will explore how all of the parts of nature work together, from hungry hippos to delightful decomposers. Active games, creative crafts, fun science activities and awesome Zoo animals will show us how we are all connected in this vibrant living world. June M-Th June Th-F June M-Th June Th-F June M-Th June Th-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July 5-7 W-F 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mini-Camp Week (no overnight) Zoo Members $135 General Public $145 KangaCare not available this week July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug 3-4 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Need a five day, all day camp? Add KangaCare (before and/or after camp,) KangaCare Friday, Camp Caribbean, or choose a Friday single day program to round out the week. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 7

8 Camp KangaZoo and Teen Camp Extreme Animals Campers will explore the extreme features that help animals survive in the wild, and will find out how Zoo professionals provide expert care to our extreme -ly diverse group of animal residents. The best part - it s all handson, minds-on, and all at the Zoo! June M-Th June Th-F June M-Th June Th-F June M-Th June Th-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Aug 3-4 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Aug 7-10 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Aug Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. Teen Camp - Extreme Animals For students entering 7th - 9th Too old for Camp? Then you re ready for Teen Camp; an awesome, summer adventure for teens! Teen Camp combines all of the best aspects of camp fun, friends, music, crafts, skits, live animal encounters and awesome counselors with more in-depth information about Zoo animals and conservation, and a special aquatic field experience! The theme for Teen Camp is Extreme Animals. Limited to 21 campers per session Instructors: Zoo Educators and Zoo ALIVE Volunteers Fee: Zoo Members $230 General Public $250 June M-Th June Th-F June M-Th June Th-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July 3, 5-7 M, W-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July 7-8 F-Sa 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. KangaCare not available this week July M-Th July Th-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. July Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Aug 3-4 Th-F 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m. 8 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

9 Specialty Camps Junior Zoologist Camp Four-day program for students entering 4th - 6th Specialty Camps Junior Marine Biologist Camp Four-day program for students entering 4th - 6th What does it take to be a marine biologist? Dive in to learn about the wonders of our oceans and its inhabitants. In this four-day program, students will explore the ocean through scientific techniques, ipads, microscopes, and animal dissection with other classmates. We will explore our own connections to ocean conservation and visit the Sea Lion show and Caribbean Cove. Participants should bring a lunch and beverage each day, and dress for the weather. KangaCare PM after-care is available for an additional fee. Zoologists are life scientists who study animals. In this four-day class, we will focus on different animal groups, make observations and discoveries in the classroom and outdoors, learn and practice a variety of research methods for studying animals, and discuss career options. What discoveries will you make this summer? Participants should bring a lunch and beverage each day, and dress for the weather. KangaCare PM after-care is available for an additional fee. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $190 General Public $210 June M-Th July M-Th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $190 General Public $210 June M-Th July M-Th July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 9

10 Specialty Camps Zoo Careers Camp Four-day program for students entering 4th - 6th Zookeepers aren t the only ones working at the Saint Louis Zoo! Come join us for an exciting four days as we explore the many exciting careers offered here and learn how the departments work together to make the Zoo an amazing place for fun and conservation. Participants should bring a lunch and beverage each day, and dress for the weather. KangaCare PM after-care is available for an additional fee. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $190 General Public $210 June M-Th July M-Th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Senior Marine Biologist Camp Four-day program for students entering 7th - 9th In this four-day program, we will dive deeper into the world of marine biology by exploring the connections between people and the ocean s resources, taxonomic groups, performing more dissections, and focusing on symbiotic relationships of the aquatic world. This program is recommended for participants who have taken Junior Marine Biologist in previous years. Participants should bring a lunch and beverage each day, and dress for the weather. KangaCare PM after-care is available for an additional fee. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $190 General Public $210 June M-Th July M-Th 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 10 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

11 Camp Extended Care KangaCare and K.C. Friday A Before-and After-care Program for Camp KangaZoo and Teen Camp Instructors: Zoo Educators and Zoo ALIVE volunteers KangaCare AM: Campers may be dropped off between 7-8:15 a.m. They can enjoy a continental breakfast (cereal, fruit, milk, juice) or can eat a breakfast that they bring. Indoor activities will be offered until 8:15 a.m., when we will stroll across the Zoo to the main Camp location for check-in. KangaCare AM limited to 20 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $25 General Public $30 June M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. June M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. June M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. July M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. July M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. July M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. Aug 7-10 M-Th 7-8:15 a.m. KangaCare PM: During this after-care program, campers will enjoy activities building on their Camp experience. Campers will visit an area of the Zoo each day and then have indoor activities until pick-up. KangaCare is offered until 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when the rest of the campers arrive for the overnight. Parents must arrange for their child to be picked up at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning following the overnight, unless registered for K.C. Friday. KangaCare PM limited to 40 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $70 General Public $75 June M-Th June M-Th June M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) July M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) July M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) July M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) July 31-Aug 3 M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) Aug 7-10 M-Th 3-6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Th) K.C. Friday Half Day: Available for campers only requiring morning after-care on Friday after the overnight. The half day option requires pick-up at 11:30 a.m. and does not include lunch or snacks. K.C. Friday Half Day limited to 10 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $15 General Public $18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 11

12 Camp Extended Care June 16 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 23 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 30 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 14 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 21 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 28 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug 4 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug 11 F 8:30-11:30 a.m. K.C. Friday Full Day: Campers may stay at the Zoo on Friday after the overnight until 6 p.m. Campers will explore the Zoo in the morning, and enjoy a video and indoor activities in the afternoon. A hot lunch and snacks are provided. Campers may be picked up anytime between 3-6 p.m. K.C. Friday Full Day limited to 20 campers per session Fee: Zoo Members $40 General Public $45 June 16 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 23 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 30 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. July 14 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. July 21 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. July 28 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug 4 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug 11 F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Camp Caribbean On Fridays for students entering 4th - 6th Campers can extend their week by attending Camp Caribbean! Discover all of the marine life here at the Zoo and how you can help the animals that call the oceans home! Our adventure includes visiting our marine habitats, with time at Caribbean Cove. We will meet the keepers, learn what stingrays and sharks eat, tour the life support tent, and see all that goes into maintaining the enclosure to keep the animals healthy and the enclosure looking nice. An art project, game, and observation activity will complete the day. Participants should wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, old closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided. Friday PM Care is available from 3-6 p.m. at no additional charge. Please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Member $75 General Public $80 June 16 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 23 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 30 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 14 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 21 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 28 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug 4 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug 11 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 12 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

13 Zoo ALIVE Zoo ALIVE! Active Leaders In Volunteer Education For high school students age 15 and up Join Zoo ALIVE, the Zoo s year-round volunteer program for teens! Zoo ALIVE volunteers help with Camp KangaZoo, Overnights, and other Zoo programs, events and conservation projects throughout the year. In Zoo ALIVE you will: Gain valuable volunteer experience Meet other teens who love animals and kids Learn about wildlife, nature, animal science, and the Zoo Participate in conservation projects Enhance your leadership and communication skills Make a difference! Mandatory Requirements: Volunteer for at least two activities per month from June May 2018, including two consecutive weeks at Camp KangaZoo. Attend Zoo Volunteer Orientation on either Sunday, April 23 or Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Attend Camp training on either Saturday, June 3 or Friday, June 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Attend a monthly meeting at the Zoo, first or second Sundays, 5-7 p.m. Visit Zoo ALIVE at stlzoo.org/zooalive for more information and application materials. Applications are due March 2. All applicants must attend an interview on March 12. The Saint Louis Zoo is grateful to receive support for its Zoo ALIVE Teen Volunteer Program from the Claire M. Fitzgerald Team Leadership Fund. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 13

14 Early Childhood Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are listed per child. These programs require the participation of at least one parent or other adult for every one to two registered children. These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all of our Early Childhood participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. Please list the accompanying adult on the registration form. Cubs and Pups For children 4-18 months, accompanied by an adult Enjoy your little one s first Zoo program as we hear stories and sing songs about ways animals protect and play with their young. Make a keepsake craft to take home. Animal Antics For children months, accompanied by an adult Create your own animal antics as we fly like eagles, hiss like snakes and hop like frogs. A few live animal friends will visit our class for you to see and touch. We ll learn some simple Zoo tunes and create a craft! Limited to 12 children and one or two parents each Fee: Zoo Members $22 General Public $24 Code: C0603AA June 3 Sa 10:30-11:15 a.m. Code: C0709AA July 9 Su 10:30-11:15 a.m. Code: C0909AA Sept 9 Sa 10:30-11:15 a.m. Limited to 12 children and one or two parents each Fee: Zoo Members $22 General Public $24 Code: C0603CP June 3 Sa 9-9:45 a.m. Code: C0909CP Sept 9 Sa 9-9:45 a.m. 14 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

15 Early Childhood Romp and Stomp For children ages 2-3, accompanied by an adult Dig and Dive For children ages 2-3, accompanied by an adult Can you dig like an armadillo or dive like a falcon? Join us as we act like the animals and learn about them through stories, songs and play. We ll meet a few, too! Limited to 12 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Code: C0610DG1 June 10 Sa 9-10 a.m. Code: C0610DG2 June 10 Sa 10:30-11:30 a.m. Code: C0716DG1 July 16 Su 9-10 a.m. Can you romp like a squirrel or stomp like an elephant? Join other families with young children as we learn about animals through songs, stories and games. We ll also meet an animal or two. Limited to 12 children and one or two parents each Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Code: C0618RS1 June 18 Su 9-10 a.m. Code: C0618RS2 June 18 Su 10:30-11:30 a.m. Code: C0708RS1 July 8 Sa 9-10 a.m. Code: C0708RS2 July 8 Sa 10:30-11:30 a.m. Code: C0731RS1 July 31 M 9-10 a.m. Code: C0731RS2 July 31 M 10:30-11:30 a.m. Code: C0716DG2 July 16 Su 10:30-11:30 a.m. Code: C0807DG1 Aug 7 M 9-10 a.m. Code: C0807DG2 Aug 7 M 10:30-11:30 a.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 15

16 Early Childhood Animals at Play For children ages 3-4, accompanied by an adult Do you like to play tag, hide-and-go-seek or catch? Young animals gain strength and develop survival skills while playing, which helps them in the wild. Come and discover why cheetah cubs wrestle, chimps chase and river otters play with their food. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0604AP1 June 4 Su 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0715AP1 July 15 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0715AP2 July 15 Sa 1-2:30 p.m. Awesome Animal Families For children ages 3-4, accompanied by an adult Animals have families, just like we do. Some baby animals live with their mom and dad, others are adopted by parents of a different species, but all are amazing. Join us as we explore perky puggles, caring crocs and hopping hornbills and discover all the awesome things animal parents do to help their young! Limited to 12 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0625AF June 25 Su 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0805AF Aug 5 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. Scales and Slime and Teeth, Oh My! For children ages 3-4, accompanied by an adult Creep with us into the world of our cold-blooded buddies, the reptiles and amphibians. Learn what they eat, where they hang out and why they re not so scary! We ll meet live animals, make our own slime and much more! Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0617SS June 17 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0722SS July 22 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. 16 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

17 Early Childhood Under the Sea For children ages 3-4, accompanied by an adult Explore the amazing ocean animals through stories and art. Participants will have an up-close encounter with gracefully gliding stingrays at the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove exhibit. Each participant will decorate their own organic tote bag to take home. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0624US1 June 24 Sa 9-10:30 a.m. Code: C0624US2 June 24 Sa 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Code: C0707US1 July 7 F 9-10:30 a.m. Code: C0707US2 July 7 F 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Animal Hide and Seek For children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult Look closely. Can you see me up in the tree? Discover the wonders of animal camouflage to learn how these costumes help them disguise. Each participant will make their own camouflaged critter to take home. Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0610AH June 10 Sa 9:30-11 a.m. Code: C0705AH July 5 W 9:30-11 a.m. Bugs, Slugs and Dirt! For children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult What s hiding among the nooks and crannies of a rotten log? Come find out as we learn how to use simple tools to explore the hidden marvels of the animal world. Become a young zoo scientist as you investigate what animals need to survive in their habitats through hands-on activities, exploration and more. Each participant will receive a journal for future exploration. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0611BU June 11 Su 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0729BU July 29 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. Limited to 14 children per session Instructors: Zoo Docents 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 17

18 Early Childhood Insect Investigations For children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult Have you ever spied an anthill or seen a bee buzzing on a flower? Come be a backyard scientist and explore these amazing insects and more! Learn how these incredible critters help us and how we can help them. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0806IN1 Aug 6 Su 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0806IN2 Aug 6 Su 1-2:30 p.m. Adventures in Zookeeping For children ages 5-6, accompanied by an adult Come explore the wide variety of animal careers necessary to run the Zoo. We will test our poop-scooping and snake-hooking abilities, learn some amazing vet skills, and create real treats to enrich the lives of animals. You will even design your very own Zoo. Code: C0616AZ1 June 16 F 9-11 a.m. Code: C0723AZ1 July 23 Su 9-11 a.m. Code: C0723AZ2 July 23 Su 1-3 p.m. Amazing Apes For children ages 5-6, accompanied by an adult Swing into the wild world of apes as we learn about Ginger and her orangutan family, our chimpanzee troop, bachelor gorilla group and all their wild relatives. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0623AM1 June 23 F 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0623AM2 June 23 F 1-2:30 p.m. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $27 General Public $30 18 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

19 Early Childhood Dig into Dinosaurs For children ages 5-6, accompanied by an adult As junior paleontologists, we ll examine fossils, arrange skeletons, and of course, dig to uncover animal mysteries. We will explore what scientists have discovered about these prehistoric giants and meet some of their distant relatives. We will also create our own costumes to experience life as a dinosaur. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0730DD1 July 30 Su 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0730DD2 July 30 Su 1-2:30 p.m. Fabulous Furry Friends For children ages 5-6, accompanied by an adult Do you like furry animals? Here at the Zoo, we have lots of very hairy animals called mammals. Come learn about some of the coolest mammals we have here in North America. We will visit some of these fabulous fuzzy creatures around the Zoo. Each participant will create a mammal track art piece to take home. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $27 General Public $30 Wiggly Worms and Roly Polys For children ages 5-6, accompanied by an adult Why are bugs hard on the outside and squishy on the inside? We will visit the Monsanto Insectarium to see our wonderful collection of insects and their friends. Custom-design your own pair of wings, and morph into a beautiful butterfly! Limited to 16 children per session Instructors: Zoo Docents Fee: Zoo Members $27 General Public $30 Code: C0622WW June 22 Th 9-11 a.m. Code: C0609FF June 9 F 9-11 a.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 19

20 Early Childhood Gotta Catch Em All (NEW) For children ages 5-7, accompanied by an adult Evolve your knowledge about incredible animal adaptations! Find out how animals protect themselves and survive in the wild through hands-on activities and live animal encounters. We ll be sure to explore them all, and learn what amazing adaptations they share with other catchable creatures! Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0627GC1 June 27 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Code: C0714GC1 July 14 F 10-11:30 a.m. Code: C0714GC2 July 14 F 1-2:30 p.m. Code: C0801GC1 Aug 1 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Marvelous Marine Mammals For children ages 5-7, accompanied by an adult You ve seen a few of them swimming above you in the Sea Lion Sound tunnel, now come learn all about them! We ll explore the different types of marine mammals that live around the world, including sea lions, dolphins and polar bears. You ll dive into their amazing adaptations and see how we compare to these mammals with a variety of hands-on activities. The class will also include a private evening visit to Sea Lion Sound. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0606MM June 6 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Code: C0718MM July 18 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) 20 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

21 Early Childhood Nocturnal Neighbors For children ages 5-7, accompanied by an adult Ever wonder what goes on in your yard at night? Learn how bats, owls and other nocturnal animals are adapted to life at night and ways to observe them in your own backyard. Receive your very own bat house to take home and help the bats in your own backyard! Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $30 General Public $33 Code: C0621NN June 21 W 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Code: C0725NN July 25 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Superhero Science For children ages 5-7, accompanied by an adult Discover who else can leap tall buildings in a single bound, has super senses and can transform to protect themselves. Bring your favorite superhero action figure and we ll explore which animals have similar adaptations to help them survive. We will create our own animal superhero and conduct exciting experiments to learn more about these cool creatures and their amazing adaptations. Limited to 16 children per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: C0613SH June 13 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) Code: C0711SH July 11 Tu 6:30-8 p.m. (evening) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 21

22 Children with Special Needs These programs require the participation of at least one parent or other adult for every one to two registered children. These programs are designed for caregivers to interact with, and help facilitate the learning of the registered program participant. In order to best serve all or our participants, unregistered children may not participate in the programs. The fees for these programs are per child. There is no charge for the accompanying adult. Please list the accompanying adult on the registration form. Summer Come and Discover For school-aged children (K - 12) who would benefit from a group program designed to fit their special needs. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Come and discover the wonderful animal kingdom! Through live animal demonstrations, animal artifacts and activities, we will explore nature s secret for success, from colors to sounds and from heads to tails. Limited to 12 children Instructors: Zoo Docents Fee: Zoo Members $27 General Public $30 Code: C0722CD July 22 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. 22 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

23 Youth Youth attend these programs on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or other adult. Fins, Fangs, Feathers and Furthermore For students entering K - 1st You don t need fins, fangs, or feathers to attend this class! We will explore animals with these special traits and furthermore spend time out and around the Zoo. Using live animals, hands-on activities, and lots of time out on Zoo grounds, children will explore the many different coverings found on a variety of animals. Limited to 16 students per session Instructors: Zoo Educator Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0627FF June 27 Tu 9-11:30 a.m. Code: Y0712FF July 12 W 9-11:30 a.m. What s For Breakfast? For students entering K - 1st I like eggs. My friend the owl likes mice. How do animals know what to eat? Through live animal demonstrations, we ll examine what kinds of adaptations animals have that let them eat the things they do. Limited to 16 students per session Instructors: Zoo Docents Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0614WB June 14 W 9:30-11 a.m. Animal Tracks and Signs For students entering K - 2nd What can you discover when you look at animal tracks and signs? In this class you will meet live animals and learn how to identify common wildlife species using their tracks. Each child will create a track story and take home craft. Limited to 13 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0605AT1 June 5 M 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0605AT2 June 5 M 1-2:30 p.m. Code: Y0714AT1 July 14 F 1-2:30 p.m. Awesome Owls For students entering K - 2nd Who s that you hear in the trees at night? Come explore the silent, nighttime world of these woodland friends. We will learn all about owls and what makes them special. Limited to 13 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0609AO June 9 F 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0724AO July 24 M 9:30-11 a.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 23

24 Youth Penguin Plunge Junior For students entering K - 2nd Waddle to the Zoo and explore why penguins are the coolest birds around. We will investigate why penguins waddle, swim, and dive through fun activities, and even take a trip to visit our tuxedo-clad friends. Limited to 13 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0606PJ1 June 6 Tu 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0606PJ2 June 6 Tu 1-2:30 p.m. Kali s Story For students entering K - 2nd Once upon a time, a polar bear cub was born on the northwest coast of Alaska. That cub s name was Kali (pronounced Cully). Kali grew to be the big bear we love visiting at Polar Bear Point. We will learn where Kali s journey took him, and about a special friend he made along the way. Code: Y0630PJ1 June 30 F 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0630PJ2 June 30 F 1-2:30 p.m. Code: Y0725PJ1 July 25 Tu 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0725PJ2 July 25 Tu 1-2:30 p.m. Limited to 14 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0607KS June 7 W 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0718KS July 18 Tu 9:30-11 a.m. 24 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

25 Youth Three Bears For students entering K - 2nd Come explore, play and learn about our bears in this exciting and fun class. Limited to 13 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $26 General Public $29 Code: Y0705TB July 5 W 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0717TB July 17 M 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0727TB July 27 Th 9:30-11 a.m. Fantastic Felines For students entering 2nd - 4th ROAR and purr Cats are some of the most recognizable animals in the world. In this class, we will learn the differences between big and small cats as we investigate cat adaptations and visit some of our cats at the Zoo. Adults, please plan to join us 15 minutes prior to the end of the class. The students will have a special surprise to show off! Limited to 14 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0608FA1 June 8 Th 9-11:30 a.m. Code: Y0608FA2 June 8 Th 1-3:30 p.m. Code: Y0620FA1 June 20 Tu 9-11:30 a.m. Code: Y0620FA2 June 20 Tu 1-3:30 p.m. Code: Y0714FA1 July 14 F 9-11:30 a.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 25

26 Youth Invisible World For students entering 2nd - 4th During this two-day class, discover the fascinating wonders of the world not seen by the naked eye. Learn how microscopes work and discover what everyday objects (and some not seen every day) look like magnified up to 120 times! We will also look for wild critters from a local pond sample that can only be seen under a microscope. Limited to 14 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $40 General Public $44 Code: Y0706IW July 6 & 7 Th & F 9:30-11 a.m. Code: Y0807IW Aug 7 & 8 M & Tu 9:30-11 a.m. Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses, Oh My! For students entering 2nd - 4th Dive into the fun-filled world of these fin-footed mammals. We will learn how to tell them apart, learn where they live, and go see our sea lion stars in the show. After the show, we will take a stroll through the Sea Lion Sound exhibit to visit all of our fin-footed friends up close. Limited to 14 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $36 General Public $40 Code: Y0621SL1 June 21 W 9:30 a.m. 12 noon Code: Y0621SL2 June 21 W 1:30-4 p.m. Code: Y0728SL1 July 28 F 9:30 a.m. 12 noon Code: Y0728SL2 July 28 F 1:30-4 p.m. 26 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

27 Youth Dino-Mite Discoveries For students entering 3rd - 5th Have you ever wondered what it is like to study dinosaurs and fossils like a real paleontologist? Did certain dinosaurs really have feathers? Just how much can a fossil tell us about the earth 200 million years ago? In this class, we will explore what scientists have discovered about how dinosaurs lived and how they use fossils to learn more about them. We will meet some animals that look like they could be dinosaurs and some that are far distant relatives. We will also make our own fossil replicas to take home. Limited to 15 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0720DD1 July 20 Th 9:30 a.m noon Code: Y0720DD2 July 20 Th 2-4:30 p.m. Code: Y0726DD1 July 26 W 9:30 a.m noon Herp, Herp, Hooray For students entering 3rd - 5th Come explore our awesome amphibians and radical reptiles. We will meet reptile and amphibian friends: learn about their lives in the wild, and what the Saint Louis Zoo is doing to conserve these amazing animals. Fee: Zoo Members $29 General Public $32 Code: Y0619HH1 June 19 M 9:30-11:30 a.m. Code: Y0619HH2 June 19 M 2-4 p.m. Code: Y0706HH1 July 6 Th 9:30-11:30 a.m. Penguin Plunge For students entering 3rd - 5th Why do penguins look like they are wearing tuxedos? Are they really birds? How can you tell them apart? Join us as we investigate these unique animals. We will also waddle over to the Penguin & Puffin Coast enclosure to learn more about our penguins at the Saint Louis Zoo. Limited to 15 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0622PP1 June 22 Th 9:30-12 noon Code: Y0622PP2 June 22 Th 2-4:30 p.m. Code: Y0721PP1 July 21 F 9:30-12 noon Limited to 15 students per session 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 27

28 Youth Playful Primates For students entering 3rd - 5th Do you love monkeys, apes, and lemurs? Swing on down to the Zoo, where you will discover what all primates have in common and how they are different. We will also play games, and make a craft to help us learn about the primates we have at the Zoo. We will finish up our class on grounds observing many of our amazing primates. Limited to 15 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0605PL June 5 M 9:30 a.m noon Code: Y0629PL June 29 Th 2-4:30 p.m. Polar Bears For students entering 3rd - 5th Is a polar bear s fur really white? Why are their feet so big, but their ears so small? How do they survive in one of the coldest places on earth? Join us for this cool class, where we will talk about these magnificent bears and what we can do to help their changing arctic world. Limited to 14 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $29 General Public $32 Code: Y0630PB1 June 30 F 9:30-11:30 a.m. Code: Y0630PB2 June 30 F 2-4 p.m. Code: Y0802PB1 Aug 2 W 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sea Quest Adventures For students entering 4th - 6th Discover all of the marine life here at the Zoo and how you can help the animals that call the oceans home! Our adventure includes visiting our marine habitats, with time at Caribbean Cove. We will meet the keepers, learn what stingrays and sharks eat, tour the life support tent, and see all that goes into maintaining the enclosure to keep the animals healthy and the enclosure looking nice. An art project, game, and observation activity will complete the day. Participants should wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, old closed toed-shoes, and bring a water bottle. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided. 28 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

29 Youth Limited to 15 students per session Instructor: Zoo Interpreter Fee: Zoo Members $75 General Public $80 Code: Y0609SQ June 9 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Code: Y0707SQ July 7 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Code: Y0818SQ Aug 18 F 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Photo Safari For students entering 5th - 6th Join us to discover some of the Zoo s most impressive animals and how to take their pictures. We will provide a digital camera for each participant to use while we learn about photography at the Zoo. Come back the second week to assemble your photos in a special memory photo album to take home. Film development included. We look forward to having you in this fun art and animals program! Limited to 16 students per session Instructors: Zoo Docents Fee: Zoo Members $57 General Public $62 Code: Y0605PS June 5 & M 9-11:30 a.m. June 12 M 9-10:30 a.m. Code: Y0606PS June 6 & Tu 9-11:30 a.m. June 13 Tu 9-10:30 a.m. Artsy Animals For students entering 5th - 8th Do you have a flair for painting, drawing, or sketching? Join us for Artsy Animals class, where we will discuss how animals and nature inspire us. Each student will create several pieces of art to take home. Besides making animal-inspired art, participants will also learn how some of our animals make their own art! Limited to 16 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: Y0616AR June 16 F 9:30 a.m noon Code: Y0706AR July 6 Th 2-4:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 29

30 Youth Powerful Predators For students entering 5th - 8th Although they live by the death of other animals, predators play an important role in the ecosystem. In this class, we will look at unique hunting adaptation these predators use, as well as discover the value of predators. We will also tour selected areas of the Zoo to see some of our meat-eaters and learn how we care for them. Limited to 16 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $29 General Public $32 Code: Y0803PR Aug 3 Th 2-4 p.m. Field Herpetology For students entering 6th - 8th Meet at the Zoo, and then spend the day with us exploring the Shaw Nature Reserve in search of amphibians and reptiles. We ll learn the best places to find them and how to observe them once we do. Participants should bring a lunch and beverage, and dress for the weather. Transportation to Shaw Nature Reserve will be provided. Photography at the Zoo For students entering 7th - 11th If you are interested in photography and are an animal lover, this two-day class is for you! We will cover composition, lighting, shooting through wire and glass, animal portraits, and action photography techniques. Bring your digital camera, preferably one that uses interchangeable lenses; however, point-and-shoot cameras are also okay. Classes will include instruction, photo safaris around the Zoo, demonstrations and photo critiques as we learn some of the tips used by the professionals to take great animal photographs. Limited to 16 students Instructors: Zoo Docents Fee: Zoo Members $47 General Public $51 Code: Y0617PZ June 17 & Sa 8:30-11:30 a.m. June 24 Sa 8:30-11:30 a.m. Limited to 12 students per session Fee: Zoo Members $80 General Public $85 Code: Y0613FH June 13 Tu 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 30 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

31 Career For-A-Day Programs Please Note: The Buddy System does not apply to the Career For-A-Day Programs. Due to the popularity of these programs, please list as many program choices as possible. Include a separate sheet if necessary. Participants will be registered for only one date. Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday, (314) , option #6 or at A Day with the Rays For students entering 2nd - 8th Join the Saint Louis Zoo s team of amazing keepers by participating in A Day with the Rays! In your first year as an aquatics keeper for the day, we will give you an official name tag and T-shirt to take home. Jump right in with preparing diets and help maintain the enclosure to keep it looking nice and the animals healthy. As the new expert, you will help visitors learn about our enclosure, how to touch and feed the stingrays, and touch the sharks. Please wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, and old closed-toed shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a camera. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided. Get wet, smell like fish, and have a ton of fun with A Day with the Rays! Limited to two participants per session Fee: Zoo Members $120 General Public $130 Code: April 29 - May 28 Saturday and Sunday Only AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PM Session 12-4:30 p.m. Code: May 29 - July 9 Daily AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (except June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 1, 2-4, 7) Code: July 10 - Aug 20 Daily PM Session 12-4:30 p.m. (except July 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18) Code: Aug 26 - Sept 24 Saturday and Sunday Only AM session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Note: We do not recommend this program for children with any allergies to shellfish. Please mention any latex allergies on the registration form. For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODE on the registration form. Use A for AM (morning session) or P for PM (afternoon session). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 31

32 Career For-A-Day Programs Advanced Day with the Rays For students entering 2nd - 8th, who have attended A Day with the Rays Dive deeper into the science and career of an aquatics keeper. In your second year or more, continue your work by participating in animal husbandry duties. Once the daily tasks are accomplished, you will explore fish and cephalopod biology, perform advanced marine water quality monitoring, and, of course, have some time for fun and games. It s time to show off all that you learned from last time, as well as pick up a few new tricks along the way. Please wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts, and old closedtoed shoes. Bring a bottle of water and a camera. A Saint Louis Zoo snack and lunch will be provided. Get wet, smell like fish, and have even more fishy fun with Advanced Day with the Rays! Participants must have attended A Day with the Rays. Note: We do not recommend this program for children with any allergies to shellfish. Please mention any latex allergies on the registration form. For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODE on the registration form. Use A for AM (morning session) or P for PM (afternoon session). Limited to two participants per session Fee: Zoo Members $120 General Public $130 Code: May 29 - July 9 Daily PM Session 12-4:30 p.m. (except June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 1, 2-4, 7) Code: July 10 - Aug 20 Daily AM Session 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (except July 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18) Code: Aug 26 - Sept 24 Saturday and Sunday Only PM Session 12-4:30 p.m. Keeper-for-a-Day For students entering 2nd - 8th Join a Children s Zoo keeper for a day of fun and hard work. You will work in an animal room or barn with a keeper and learn to handle a small mammal, bird or reptile and then present the animal to Children s Zoo visitors. You will join the keepers for staff meeting, break time and lunch. Please wear a T-shirt, khaki or jean shorts and old shoes you will get dirty! Bring a bottle of water and a camera, if you like. A Saint Louis Zoo nametag, snack and lunch will be provided. Fee: Zoo Members $125 General Public $135 Limited to four participants per day Code: May 20 - Aug 11 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (except June 16, July 2-4) Limited to two participants per day Code: Aug 12 - Sept 4 Daily 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODES on the registration form. Due to the popularity of this program, please list as many program choices as possible. Include a separate sheet if necessary. 32 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

33 Career For-A-Day Programs Engineer-for-a-Day For participants ages 7 to adult Come aboard and learn to be a Zooline Railroad engineer! Get a behind-thescenes look at what it takes to be a part of one of the top attractions at the Saint Louis Zoo. Participants will: Tour the Zooline Railroad maintenance shed, helping an engineer with daily morning activities Participate in daily train safety checks with an engineer Ride with an engineer on the locomotive*, blowing the whistle and ringing the bell Tear tickets at the railroad stations and help passengers board the train Help announce a narrated tour on the train (optional) To look the part, you will receive a nametag, Zoo bandanna, an engineer cap, and will enjoy a complimentary lunch with a Zooline Railroad engineer. Two complimentary train tickets will be issued so your accompanying family members can join in on the fun. You will also take home a special certificate, suitable for framing, as a reminder of your day on the Saint Louis Zoo s railroad! Limited to two participants on weekdays. Limited to one participant on weekends and holidays. Fee: Zoo Members $125 General Public $135 March 11 - September 4 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (except June 16, July 2-4) September 5 - October a.m. - 2 p.m. (except Oct 28) For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODES on the registration form. Participants will be registered for only one date. *Due to safety concerns, participants under the age of 8 will be limited to only riding on the engine from The Wild Railroad Station to Discovery Corner Railroad Station. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 33

34 Career For-A-Day Programs Junior Sea Lion Trainer For participants ages 10 to adult Become a Junior Trainer at Sea Lion Sound! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a part of one of the most exciting attractions at the Saint Louis Zoo. Work alongside a trainer to see how they care for and train the Zoo s pinnipeds. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare fish diets for the animals, clean feeding buckets and feed an animal. You will get wet and fishy! Participants will get to take home a Saint Louis Zoo nametag, a commemorative water bottle, and a coupon for a complimentary beverage, as well as a chance to participate in either the 11:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Show. Family members are encouraged to be available at show times to take pictures of the Junior Trainer in action. Four complimentary tickets will be provided for your family and friends. Wear comfortable clothes and old close-toed shoes. No flip-flops please. Bring a water bottle and a camera, if you would like. Code: May 29 - Sept 4 Daily AM session 9:30-11:30 a.m. PM session 1-3 p.m. (except PM session June 16, both sessions July 2-4) Code: Sept 9 - Oct 29 Saturdays and Sundays only AM session 9:30-11:30 a.m. PM session 1-3 p.m. (except both sessions Oct 28) For this program, mark your choices for DATES instead of CODE on the registration form. Use A for AM (morning sessions) or P for PM (afternoon sessions). Note: We do not recommend this program for participants with any allergies to shellfish. Limited to one participant per session Fee: Zoo Members $140 General Public $150 Code: April 1 - May 28 Saturdays and Sundays only AM session 9:30-11:30 a.m. PM session 1-3 p.m. 34 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

35 Families Youth and parents attend these programs TOGETHER. The fees for these programs are per registered participant. All participating family members must be registered. Wake Up With the Rays For families with children entering 1st grade and up Join us behind the scenes at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! You will have an opportunity to walk through the support tent with a keeper who will discuss the incredible equipment and marine expertise required to take care of our amazing marine animals. You will learn about our stingrays and sharks. We will show you how to touch the sharks and you can feed the stingrays yourself. This program will end with a stingray keeper discussion during a tasty breakfast provided at Lakeside Cafe. Limited to 30 participants per session Instructor: Zoo Interpreters Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Code: F0610RA June 10 Sa 7:30-8:45 a.m. Code: F0729RA July 29 Sa 7:30-8:45 a.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 35

36 Wild Nights at the Zoo Family Overnight Programs These overnight programs are for families with children ages 5 and up. Youth and adults attend these programs TOGETHER. The fees for these programs are per registered participant. All participating family members must be registered. Summer overnights offer a unique opportunity for participants to sleep under the stars or sea (lions), without tents. Weather permitting, we will sleep in our overnight space in the heart of the Zoo (Under the Sea-lion overnights sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel). All overnights include an evening snack, guided night hike around Zoo grounds, continental breakfast and a souvenir cup. Prehistoric Animals and their Current Cousins For families with participants ages 5 and up; one adult and one child minimum The Earth is full of lots of cool, unique animals; however, the animals of today have nothing on the creatures that lived during prehistoric times. We will go back in time to look at some of the ancestors of our current animals, find out when they lived, and look at evidence that helps us know what they looked like. We will also learn why they are no longer living among us and how we can help to keep this from happening to our species of today. Limited to 60 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: Zoo Members $40 General Public $45 Code: N0609PA June :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0623PA June :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0714PA July :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0811PA Aug :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Under the Sea-lion For families with participants ages 5 and up; one adult and one child minimum Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! We will explore some of our aquatic life at the Zoo by visiting Caribbean Cove and the Herpetarium. We will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel. You will awake under the sea and, hopefully, under a sea lion! Limited to 16 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: Zoo Members $60 General Public $65 Code: N0603US June 3-4 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0610US June :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0624US June :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0708US July 8-9 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su 36 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

37 Wild Nights at the Zoo Code: N0715US July :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0722US July :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0805US Aug 5-6 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0819US Aug :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0826US Aug :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0902US Sept 2-3 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0909US Sept :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Code: N0915US Sept :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Private Family Overnight Programs For families and organized groups with participants ages 5 and up You can schedule your own private group overnight during the summer on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. When you schedule your own overnight, we use the themes that we are currently offering, but tailor them to meet your needs. Whether it s for a mixed-scout group, a family group, or a summer camp, we have an overnight for you. Choose from the following two options. Prehistoric Animals and their Current Cousins Limited to 80 participants (minimum 30 participants) Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: $40 per participant (price for children and adults) Under the Sea-lion Limited to 24 participants (minimum 12 participants) Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: $60 per participant (price for children and adults) Please contact Bridget Ebert at (314) or for more information. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 37

38 Wild Nights at the Zoo Adult Overnight Programs These overnight programs are for adults ages 18 and up. The fees are per registered adult. All participating adults must be registered. Summer overnights offer a unique opportunity for participants to sleep under the sea (lions). All overnights include a catered dinner, competitive scavenger hunt with prizes, guided night hike around Zoo grounds, and continental breakfast. Adult Under the Sea-lion For adults ages 18 and up Join us for this amazing opportunity to sleep inside the Sea Lion Sound tunnel! You will talk with Zoo staff about how we take care of our animal collection and then team up to solve a scavenger hunt. After a night hike, we will end the night by laying out sleeping bags inside the tunnel. You will awake under the sea and hopefully under a sea lion! Code: N0623US June :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0714US July :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0818US Aug :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Code: N0923US Sept :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su Private Adult Overnight Programs Do you have an organized group of adults who would like to book their own overnight program? These can be scheduled for private groups of adults (18 and over), with a minimum of 10 adults at $80 per participant. Please contact Bridget Ebert, at (314) or for more information. Limited to 14 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: Zoo Members $75 General Public $80 38 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

39 Snooze at the Zoo: Scout Overnight Programs Attention scout leaders! In addition to family overnights, we have separate Snooze at the Zoo Overnight programs for scouts. All participants and group leaders must be registered. Prehistoric Animals and their Current Cousins The Earth is full of lots of cool, unique animals; however, the animals of today have nothing on the creatures that lived during prehistoric times. We will go back in time to look at some of the ancestors of our current animals, find out when they lived, and look at evidence that helps us know what they looked like. We will also learn why they are no longer living among us and how we can help to keep this from happening to our species of today. Limited to 60 participants per session Fee: $37 per person For Cadette Scouts entering grades 6th and up, and their adult chaperones June 3-4 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su July :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa For Cub Scouts (Tiger, Wolf, and Bear) entering grades 1st - 5th, and their adult chaperones June :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su July 8-9 Aug 5-6 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su 6:30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su The Snooze Registration Packet will be available on our website by mid-march. For more information on our Snooze at the Zoo Overnights, call Bridget Ebert, at (314) , or at For Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts entering grades 2nd - 5th, and their adult chaperones June :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su June :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su July 7-8 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa July :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su July :30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Aug 4-5 6:30 p.m. F - 8:30 a.m. Sa Aug :30 p.m. Sa - 8:30 a.m. Su 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 39

40 Adults Participants entering 9th and up may also register for adult programs (unless otherwise specified). A Sunset View - Past and Future Enjoy a cool evening tour of the Zoo exploring the history that has made us an internationally famous institution. We ll also visit several exhibits and discuss the future transformations that will keep us the talk of the zoological world! Finish with snacks and beverages on the deck watching the sunset over the lake by Carousel Café. Limited to 25 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Interpreters Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Code: A0625SV June 25 Su 7:30-9 p.m. Code: A0812OF Aug 12 Sa 7:30-9 p.m. Pollinator Dinner Join us for a special Native Foods, Native Peoples and Native Pollinators Dinner focusing on the rich food and cultural history of North America that native pollinators help provide. Before dinner, pick up seeds, enjoy a honey tasting and a honey/bee pollinated beverage as you visit exhibitor displays about bees and other pollinators, food, agriculture, gardening, and habitat restoration. After dinner, sip mead and enjoy a presentation about Native Pollinators and Native Foods and what you can do to conserve pollinators and preserve our food cultures as we celebrate National Pollinator Week. A portion of the proceeds for this event supports the Center for Native Pollinator Conservation. 40 Code: A0715SV July 15 Sa 7:30-9 p.m. Outside the Fence From Missouri to Madagascar, the Zoo plays an important role in the global conservation community. We all care about wildlife and want to safeguard ecosystems for future generations of animals and people. On this evening tour, come and discover the amazing community conservation work that goes on outside the fence of the Saint Louis Zoo. Participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Interpreters Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Code: A0623OF June 23 F 7:30-9 p.m. June 20 Tu 6-9:30 p.m. Call (314) for registration information and pricing. Stingray Keeper Chat and Breakfast Join us behind the scenes at Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! You will have an opportunity to walk through the support tent with a keeper who will discuss the incredible equipment and marine expertise required to take care of our amazing marine animals. You will learn about our stingrays and sharks. We will show you how to touch the sharks and you can feed the stingrays yourself. This program will end with a stingray keeper discussion during a tasty breakfast provided at Lakeside Café. Limited to 30 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Interpreters Fee: Zoo Members $24 General Public $27 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

41 Adults Code: A0708SR July 8 Sa 7:30-8:45 a.m. Animals and Wine and Painting, Oh My! For adults ages 21 and up Join us for a relaxing evening of wine and painting at the Saint Louis Zoo! A Zoo animal will be your inspiration as you are guided through the painting process. We will begin with a light reception of finger foods and drinks, then stroll over to our painting location. The result will be a beautiful wildlife masterpiece for you to take home. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather as we will be outdoors for the painting lesson. Painting supplies provided. Wheelchair rentals are available at an additional charge through the Rentals Desk. Please contact us ahead of time if you need to make arrangements to rent a wheelchair for this program. Limited to 15 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: Zoo Members $43 General Public $47 Chardonnay at Sea Lion Sound Code: A0607WP June 7 W 5:15-8:15 p.m. Code: A0717WP July 17 M 5:15-8:15 p.m. Code: A0809WP Aug 9 W 5:15-8:15 p.m. Riesling at Red Rocks Code: A0606WP June 6 Tu 5:15-8:15 p.m. Code: A0719WP July 19 W 5:15-8:15 p.m. Code: A0807WP Aug 7 M 5:15-8:15 p.m. Wine and Cheese Night Prowl: Animal Behaviors For adults ages 21 and up Come sip, taste and tour at the Saint Louis Zoo on this adult wine and cheese night prowl. First you will enjoy a wine and cheese happy hour, and then you will embark on a twilight tour around the Zoo, where you will see animals display some of their behaviors. What a wild way to spend happy hour! Limited to 50 participants per session Instructors: Zoo Educators Fee: Zoo Members $25 General Public $28 Code: N0817WC Aug 17 Th 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Code: N0830WC Aug 30 W 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Code: N0906WC Sept 6 W 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Code: N0921WC Sept 21 Th 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 41

42 Adult Safaris These after-hours programs allow a more intimate chance to meet both the animals and the curatorial staff who care for them. For participants entering 9th and up. Program participants meet in the Living World. Primate Safari Come visit the Zoo s primate collection. We will have a swinging good time at the Primate House as we learn about the ever-changing social dynamics and behavior of primates, as well as the Zoo s conservation efforts. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructor: Primate Keeper Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: A0606PS June 6 Tu 6:20-8 p.m. Fragile Forest Safari Come on a tour of Fragile Forest to see our dynamic apes. As you learn about these fascinating primates, you will hear about the joys and challenges of working with some of the Zoo s most intelligent and most endangered species. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructor: Primate Keeper Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 River s Edge Safari Join the keepers on safari and visit some of the residents of River s Edge. We will see anteaters, bush dogs, capybara, hyena and the cheetahs. Learn what it takes to be a keeper and care for these charismatic creatures. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructor: River s Edge/Carnivore Keeper Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: A0619RE June 19 M 6:20-8 p.m. Herp Safari Join us for a behind-the-scenes evening tour of the Herpetarium. See how the animal collection have changed as larger enclosures have allowed us to re-create habitats with mixed species. Insights about ongoing research and new projects will round out the tour. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructors: Animal Division Management Staff-Reptiles/Aquatics Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: A0629HE June 29 Th 6:20-8 p.m. Code: A0617FF June 17 Sa 3:50-5:30 p.m. 42 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

43 Adult Safaris Carnivore Safari Come and explore the Zoo after hours as we visit long-time favorite areas the Bear Pits, Sea Lion Sound and Big Cat Country. On this informative tour, you will learn how nature rules with fangs and claws. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructors: Animal Division Management Staff-Carnivores Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: A0711CS July 11 Tu 6:20-8 p.m. Hoofed Stock Safari Do you know which hoofed mammal serves as the Zoo s symbol? Come explore the Zoo after hours for a personal tour of the Zoo s hoofed stock collection. See zebras, giraffes, gazelles and more while learning about the challenges of taking care of these diverse mammals. Program participants meet in The Living World. Limited to 20 participants Instructor: Antelope Keeper Fee: Zoo Members $32 General Public $36 Code: A0705HS July 5 W 6:20-8 p.m. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 43

44 Teachers Teacher Workshop Credit Options: The Saint Louis Zoo is pleased to announce that graduate credit options are available for summer teacher workshops. Participants can register for the workshop by paying the Zoo lab fee. Participants may enroll for graduate credit from Lindenwood University by paying the associated tuition fee (reduced). Please contact Laura Seger at (314) to receive more details about credit options. Evolution Exploration For 6th -12th grade teachers Join Michael Dawson from the Saint Louis Zoo and Ron Giesler founder of Adventure 360 to discover interesting and exciting ways to incorporate evolution into your curriculum. Evolution is the unifying concept of biology and a major concept of science education standards in Missouri. However, it can be very challenging to teach. Are you interested in updating your repertoire of evolution-related teaching materials and activities? This four-day workshop will include a field component, hands-on activities for teaching evolution to multiple ages, as well as background information and resources to keep you current on the latest advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of evolution. Come and learn how to make evolution fun and relevant to your student s lives. Hands-on fossil field experiences led by Ron Giesler and education staff Latest information on current evolutionary understandings Content related to Missouri Science Grade Level Expectations: 6th Grade: III-2G; IV-3A a, 3C; V-2D b 8th Grade: V-2D b Content related to Missouri Biology Course Level Expectations: III-1E a; IV-3A a, b; IV-3C a,b,c Limited to 12 participants Instructors: Michael Dawson, Conservation Education Liaison / Saint Louis Zoo, Ron Giesler/ Adventure 360 Fee: $150 Lab Fee; two-hour graduate credit offered through local universities (see credit option description). Code: T0606EE June 6-9 Tu-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Workshop Highlights: Background information provided Lesson plans and resources that are easily adaptable for the classroom 44 Questions? Contact the Education Department, Monday through Friday,

45 Teachers 2017 Sustainability Institute - Change is on the Menu For PK - 12th grade teachers Join us for the 7th annual Sustainability Insitute for Educators as we focus the on the conservation of food and our schools. The institute will feature a mix of special guest speakers, tools and recourses, and hands-on workshops. Presented by Webster University, Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Green Schools Council of Madison County, IL, U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, and the Saint Louis Zoo. Library and Teacher Resource Center Summer is a great time to come in and explore resources available at the Zoo. The Saint Louis Zoo Library and Teacher Resource Center houses a diverse array of materials for use in the classroom. Loan materials include DVDs, videos, curriculum guides, activity books, and classroom kits. Over 5,000 books on zoology and conservation are available for reference. Please call (314) for an appointment. Proceeds from the Guerrerio Family Zoo Resource Fund help support the Zoo s Library and Teacher Resource Center. Fee: $150 Registration fee includes speaker fees, breakfast and lunch for all three days. Graduate credit is available. June Tu-Th For registration and credit information, contact or visit webster.edu/education/news-events/ sustainability-institute.htm 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (314) , #6 or at 45

46 Summer Outreach Programs Let the Saint Louis Zoo Come to You! While we re always happy to have groups come to the Zoo for a program, we know it is not always possible. So we also offer outreach programs that can be presented at your site. We provide programming for anyone, from ages 2-102, including schools, libraries, senior groups, scout groups, day cares and numerous other community organizations. All of our programs can be adapted to fit your group s unique needs. Each program offers educational content, live animal interactions, and displays of various objects from the animal world. Our minimum group size is 10, with a maximum group size of 30. For groups larger than 30, we do offer larger assembly programs. For programs for students with special needs, our minimum group size is eight, with a maximum of 16. Video conferencing programs The Saint Louis Zoo presents programs using state-of-the-art Polycom videoconferencing equipment. Connect with us to take virtual tours of various areas of the Zoo and learn about animal adaptations, habitats and conservation programs. All programs are interactive and utilize live animals from our Emerson Children s Zoo, video footage from the award-winning KMOV Channel 4 At the Zoo show and other means to create a memorable learning experience. The Saint Louis Zoo is grateful to receive support for its Distance Learning Program from The Tilles Foundation. Please visit our web site at stlzoo.org/education/outreachprograms for a full listing of programs, pricing and scheduling information. What Is the Cost Associated With the Programs? Groups within the Zoo-Museum District of St. Louis City and County receive discounted pricing on some programs. Advance registration and full payment is required for all programs. 46

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