Animal Adaptations

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Explore the diversity of adaptations with live animal guests!  Your students will meet Ambassador Animals as they discover the importance of adaptations for survival. The Lee Richardson Zoo's Distance Learning Studio offers a multitude of environmental programs to students all over the nation. Our programs include 2-4 live animals. However, we are currently unable to give programs from actual exhibits around the zoo.

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About This Program


By Request: $130.00

The fee for all Distance Learning programs is $130 per program. Payment in full must be received no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the program is scheduled to occur.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that a program must be canceled due to weather, technical issues, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Zoo or program recipient, the program may be rescheduled at a later date agreeable to both parties for no additional charge (dependent on availability).

REFUND POLICIES: Once registration is confirmed, the Lee Richardson Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If a program is canceled at any time for any reason other than those listed above, no refund or credit will be given. Substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification

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Lee Richardson Zoo

Garden City, KS
United States

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and home to hundreds of native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo is located in Garden City, Kansas.

The mission of Lee Richardson Zoo’s education team is to
provide experiences for all ages that inspire pro-conservation action through
opportunities that are fun, empathetic, and engaging. 

Our programs feature several of our animal ambassadors and offer up close and personal interactions for your students focused on a variety of fun and science based topics!

Education Division

Program Details


1. This program begins by introducing the term adaptation and discovering some examples of this.
2. Students will explore an example of adaptations in humans; thumbs.
3. We’ll meet two to three animal guests and discover more about their adaptations.
4. Wrap-up.


• Students will be able to provide an example of an adaptation that they have and it’s importance.
• Students will be able to explain how adaptations for survival were passed on to future generations, aka inherited from parents.
• Students will be able to provide examples of adaptations and their benefits for multiple animal species.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
(LS3.B: Variation of Traits)
3-LS3-2 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
(LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits)
4-LS1-2 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
(LS1.D: Information Processing)