Zoo U. | Introduction to Animal Behavior


For students in grades 9-12

By understanding animal behavior, scientists can gain new insights into many important aspects of a species natural history, including daily habits, social structure, communication, and even methods for conserving the species in the wild. In this course, students will examine how particular behaviors develop in a species, how behaviors are controlled, and how they may be beneficial to the animal. The course will use classic animal behavior studies and current areas of research to introduce students to the fascinating world of animal behavior through active discussions, animal tours and observations, and in-class activities.


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 engaging way. 


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for those who qualify.

April 10, April 24, and
May 8


9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Education Complex

$170 for Zoo members
$195 for non-members