AuSM Zoo Skills for Elementary Kids (ages 8-12) with ASD at the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to save wildlife, and encourages you to join us in our effort to create responsible stewards in all of us. Learning the skills necessary to do so is the first step of becoming a conservation champion!  Enjoy the Minnesota Zoo while connecting with nature and discovering how to make a difference. Classes are co-taught by a Minnesota Zoo Naturalist and AuSM Educators.

Register online at or call 651.647.1083.

Better Than We Found It
Imagine managing animal populations, wild or in human care? Would you focus just on the important work of scientists directly working with wildlife? What about the land that the wildlife lives on? As a guest scientist you will analyze the systems that make up the Minnesota Zoo. We will also explore how scientists conduct research to better understand ways that humans can manipulate land and habitats to make them better for wildlife. We have a whole lot of land at the Zoo and we’ve done some amazing things with it…but what else can we do?

Orientation at the Minnesota Zoo: September 23 from 1-2 pm

Classes meet on Sundays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4 from 1-2:30 pm

Minnesota Zoo and AuSM Members: $275
Non-members: $345

Registration Deadline: September 16

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