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Desert Dwellers

from The Toledo Zoo

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Students will learn what a desert is, what they look like and explore some of the fascinating animals that live there. A look at the distinctive plants that grow in deserts is featured, too. The primary focus is how living things adapt to the arid conditions and temperature swings.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $85.00

If a school schedules 2-3 CONSECUTIVE programs, we will price each program at $75.00. If more programs are requested, sort of like a “bulk buy” plan, please call for pricing info.


1 hour, unless otherwise requested

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Public 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

Sites need to connect to The Toledo Zoo in a TEST call prior to the scheduled program. If no TEST call was made, the full fee will be charged to sites that cannot connect at program time. Our registration confirmation cites all necessary TEST call information.

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The Toledo Zoo

Toledo, OH
United States

Joshua Minor

Program Details


1. Definition of: DESERT
2. 3 volunteers to: see/hear/feel in DESERT
3. Desert animal adaptations
4. Desert plant adaptations


1. Students will explore how living things adapt to desert environments,the arid conditions and temperature swings.
2. Students will discuss the ways in which plants and animals stay cool/obtain and retain moisture.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

•Understand the basic needs of all living organisms: air; food; water; habitat
•Understand that organisms live in specific environments/ conditions
•Understand diversity and adaptations of organisms
•Understand the importance of natural resources; that the environment provides for the needs of living things