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Videoconferencing Programs for Schools
Dickerson Park Zoo and the Discovery Center are collaborating to
offer zoo classes to schools via videoconferencing. Each class is
presented by a zoo staff member and will include several live animals.
Learn about the characteristics of
mammals, birds, and reptiles, as we compare and contrast these animals.
We'll discuss traits as modeled by our live zoo animals. (Pre-K-2)
All About Birds!
Learn about these feathered animals and
their unique features. Birds can be classified by beak size and shape,
body size and shape, and even foot size and shape. We'll learn about
these grouping and meet some of the zoo's birds and use them as live
models for learning. (1-5)
All About Reptiles!
learn about these scaled creatures as we use zoo animals to model their
amazing features. Learn about the five classes of reptiles and discover
the great diversity in reptile morphology. Physical and behavioral
adaptations will be discussed. (1-5)
All About Mammals!
are mammals? What makes them different? We'll talk about these things
and learn how to classify mammals based on certain characteristics. Fun
mammal facts will be presented as we check out some mammals from the
Animals play a very
important part in this world, but some animals' existence is threatened.
Find out why and what we can do to stop animal extinction. (5-12)
Learn about family groups and structures and how animals raise their young. (PreK-2)
Your Wild Backyard
backyards play a very important role in conserving nature. Learn about
all the animals found in our backyards, as well as how to attract them
and build a healthy backyard habitat. (PreK-5)
Cost and Scheduling:
Classes are $150 per
videoconference. Classes should be booked a minimum of two weeks in
advance. To book a video conference or for more information call the
Programs Coordinator, 417-862-9910, ext. 726, or visit Discovery
Center's Web site
For more information about education programs at Dickerson Park Zoo
and outreach programs for schools and organizations, please contact the
Education Department by phone, 417-833-1570, or by email