Goals and Outcomes

“The mission of the Kansas City Zoo Education Department is to positively change behavior by instilling in all people the desire and knowledge to respect and conserve wildlife and nature.”

With this in mind, programs at the Kansas City Zoo strive to…

1. Introduce students to the animal kingdom and nature, in general

2. Promote scientific discovery

3. Explore the natural history of animals

4. Stress the importance of ecosystems and habitats

5. Introduce students to animal-based career fields

6. Help students take an active role in the stewardship of our environment

7. Provide opportunities that stimulate social growth and self-esteem

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