AuSM is pleased to continue its partnership with the Minnesota Zoo to offer this fall social skills class for youth with autism.

The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to save wildlife, and encourages you to join in their effort to bring out the stewards in all of us. Learning the skills necessary is the first step to becoming a conservation champion! Enjoy the Minnesota Zoo while connecting with nature and discovering how to make a difference. This class will be co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and an AuSM educator.

Location of AuSM at the Minnesota Zoo
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN 55124

Cost Per Session
AuSM/Minnesota Zoo Member: $275
Non-Member: $345


Fall Session (ages 8-12)

Animal Behavior and Zoo Careers 
Explore the world of animal behavior by observing animal communication, senses, motion, and defenses. Also journey into the world of zoo design, animal health, enrichment, and training as you learn what it takes to work at a zoo. Bring your questions! What is anthropomorphism? What is learned and what is inherited? What is an SSP? The session may include a dissection or two, so be sure to bring your sense of adventure!

Class Meets on Sundays
Sept. 25, and Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Nov. 13, 2016 (no class Oct. 23 nor Nov. 6)

Fall Session Time
1-2:30 p.m.

*Note: Orientation will take place on Sept. 20, 2016 from 6-7 p.m. at the Minnesota Zoo.

AuSM Partnership Registration