Center for Conservation in Forest Park
The Center for Conservation in Forest Park is a multi-faceted program that utilizes the Zoo's campus of Forest Park for the study of native wildlife and for conservation education. Wildlife conservation projects focus on native wildlife ecology and management in an urban park. Projects are conducted in cooperation with Forest Park Forever, St. Louis Department of Parks and our sister institutions.
St. Louis Interest
The Saint Louis Zoo's passion for wildlife and wild places can be found around the globe, but nowhere is it so evident as right here in St. Louis. The Park is our "backyard" and our home. In supporting wildlife in the Park, we support our own promise to make the world a better place for living things.
Wildlife conservation projects will focus on issues pertinent to native wildlife ecology and management in an urban park. Projects will be conducted in cooperation with Forest Park Forever.
The goal of conservation education projects will be to develop empathy in participating children/students towards animals and nature through a variety of methods, including hands on activities that involve science, art and history.