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Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo connects people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation and conservation. The purpose of education at the Kansas City Zoo is to encourage a sense of wonder and curiosity about animals, promote science literacy, enhance understanding of our connection to the natural world, foster a stewardship ethic of caring for wildlife, and inspired conservation action.

Address: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

How to register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Email Education@fotzkc.org or 816-595-1765 to schedule.  REGISTER HERE

Website: kansascityzoo.org
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Holiday Lights

 All Levels

Nov 17-Dec 30

 
Badge & Journey Workshops:

Workshops are offered both as You Schedule It events and dated events. Details and dates are listed in the dropdowns below.

Daisy - Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Dates & Times:

  • Sat Dec 11, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Jan 8, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Feb 5, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop will focus on the scientific method, how scientists collect data, and prepare girls to take part in citizen science projects. You will get to work with the zoo and help identify challenges the animals are facing like habitat loss, climate change, pollution, invasive species, and poaching.

Girl scouts will gain the knowledge, confidence, and understanding necessary to complete the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” journey. Girls will be well on their way to completion of the journey, but will require continued participation from the girls after the workshop (such as SciStarter data entry) and their Take Action Project.

Zoo admission is not included with the workshop; discounted tickets are available upon request. 

Additional info: To comply with the mayor's face mask mandate, the Zoo requires masks or face coverings for everyone ages 5 and up in all public indoor spaces.

Minimum number of girls for this workshop is 10 and maximum is 25.

Cost per girl: $25
Cost per adult: $0

Journey Connections: Daisy Journey: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Outcomes:  Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout outcomes.

Brownie - Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Dates & Times:

  • Sat Nov 20, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Dec 11, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat Jan 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Feb 12, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop will focus on the scientific method, how scientists collect data, and prepare girls to take part in citizen science projects. You will get to work with the zoo and help identify challenges the animals are facing like habitat loss, climate change, pollution, invasive species, and poaching.

Girl scouts will gain the knowledge, confidence, and understanding necessary to complete the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” journey. Girls will be well on their way to completion of the journey, but will require continued participation from the girls after the workshop (such as SciStarter data entry) and their Take Action Project.

Zoo admission is not included with the workshop; discounted tickets are available upon request. 

Additional info: To comply with the mayor's face mask mandate, the Zoo requires masks or face coverings for everyone ages 5 and up in all public indoor spaces.

Minimum number of girls for this workshop is 10 and maximum is 25.

Cost per girl: $25
Cost per adult: $0

Journey Connections: Brownie Journey: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout outcomes.

Junior - Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Dates & Times:

  • Sat Jan 22, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This workshop will focus on the scientific method, how scientists collect data, and prepare girls to take part in citizen science projects. You will get to work with the zoo and help identify challenges the animals are facing like habitat loss, climate change, pollution, invasive species, and poaching.

Girl scouts will gain the knowledge, confidence, and understanding necessary to complete the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” journey. Girls will be well on their way to completion of the journey, but will require continued participation from the girls after the workshop (such as SciStarter data entry) and their Take Action Project.

Zoo admission is not included with the workshop; discounted tickets are available upon request. 

Additional info: To comply with the mayor's face mask mandate, the Zoo requires masks or face coverings for everyone ages 5 and up in all public indoor spaces.

Minimum number of girls for this workshop is 10 and maximum is 25.

Cost per girl: $25
Cost per adult: $0

Journey Connections: Junior Journey: Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout outcomes.

STEM Career Explorers

 Junior   Cadette

Dates & Times:

  • Sat Dec 4, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Jan 29, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sat Feb 19, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for wild animals? Do you enjoy learning about the tools scientists use? Have you wished you could save an endangered animal?

This workshop will explore these questions and the careers available to biologists. Participation in this workshop can complete the requirements of the STEM Career Exploration badge for Juniors and Cadettes.

Zoo admission is not included with the workshop; discounted tickets are available upon request.

Additional info: To comply with the mayor's face mask mandate, the Zoo requires masks or face coverings for everyone ages 5 and up in all public indoor spaces.

Minimum number of girls for this workshop is 10 and maximum is 25.

Cost per girl: $25
Cost per adult: $0

Badge Connections: Junior Badge: STEM Career Exploration, Cadette Badge: STEM Career Exploration

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Forms and maintains healthy relationships, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout outcomes.


VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES:

KC Zoo has live cameras of their animals in action.  Check them out!

 

YOU SCHEDULE IT OPPORTUNITIES:

Zoomobiles

 All Levels 

Bring the Zoo to you! Meet an animal up close, discover what it takes to care for wild animals, or discover the role you play in our natural world. Zoomobiles offer a variety of program options to meet your needs. We offer hands-on classroom workshops, special event booths, and expert speaker presentations to create a natural fit for your group’s needs.

Cost: $125-$200, cost varies depending on program and county

 
Overnight at the Zoo!

 Brownie    Junior    Cadette    Senior    Ambassador

Perfect for families or troops up to 10 people. Stay in Helzberg Penguin Plaza or Polar Bear Passage, take a night hike through the zoo and enjoy a movie. Available Friday and Saturday nights.

Cost: $500

PLEASE NOTE: Because this activity includes an overnight it requires a GSKSMO Activity and Trip Application. Please complete the form at least 6 weeks prior to participating in the activity.