The Zoo U. program offers semester-based courses that allow high school students to explore new areas of science and conservation in a fun and exciting way. Students take an in-depth look at current research and topics in zoology, biology, ecology, and more. Classes are designed to be interactive and challenging for students in grades 9 through 12.
High school students interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal science will gain insight into the fields through an interactive course on Animal Anatomy & Physiology. Students will investigate animal body systems, learn terminology used by biologists and animal professionals, observe how different animal systems are structured, explore interesting adaptations, and understand why nutrition is so important to animal health. Concepts will be taught through classroom lessons and activities, animal interactions, and tours. The course will include a visit to the Zoo’s Animal Care Center to see how veterinary professionals use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology every day.