Rock'n Rainforest

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Rainforests are a rockin’ place to live, but why is such a party in the jungle!?  Join us for this engaging program that will allow your students to discover the wonders of the rainforest for themselves.  Special rainforest Ambassador Animals will join us throughout the program to help illustrate the wonder that is to be found in this unique location. 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 mintues

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5Public 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 upon 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 rainforests and it’s unique qualities.
2. Review the layers of the rainforest.
3. Meet 2-3 Ambassador Animals that connect to the rainforest.
4. Discover ways we can help protect the rainforest right at home.
5. Wrap-up.


• Students will be able to explain the unique qualities of the rainforest with emphasis on climate.
• Students will be able to describe the different layers of the rainforest
• Students will be able to describe the role of decomposers to the rainforest for nutrient cycling.
• Students will be able to explain how they and their families can have a direct positive impact on rainforest ecosystems.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-LS4-4 Biological evolution: Unity and Diversity
(LS4.D Biodiversity and Humans)
3-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
(ESS2. D: Weather and Climate)
4-ESS2-1 Earth’s Systems
(ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems)
5-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems)
5-ESS3-1Earth and Human Activity
(ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems)