The Animals of "The Mitten"

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Based off the Ukrainian folk tale that was adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett, this program will look at some of the animals that find shelter and warmth in the lost mitten of young Nicki. Students will learn why the animals wanted in the mitten, and what the animals usually do to survive the colder temperatures of winter. This program is designed for younger grade levels (pre K - 1st grade) and is therefore only 30 minutes in length.

The Lee Richardson Zoo's Distance Learning Studio offers a multitude of environmental programs to students all over the nation. Our programs always include 2-4 live animals. However, we are currently unable to give programs from actual exhibits around the zoo. If you would like to know which specific animals will be used in your program, please contact the Distance Learning Coordinator directly.

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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.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1Public 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. The 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!

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Program Details


1) A brief introduction of the book is given
2) Various animals from "The Mitten" are discussed, along with their adaptations for winter
3) Students are allowed to ask questions and answer presenter's questions throughout program
4) Wrap up of the material is given at the end


The participants will:
-Be able to list three ways animals stay warm in winter
-Define the word "hibernation"
-Answer the question: would these animals really be in the same mitten together?

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Life Science Standards for k-4
-The characteristics of organisms
-Organisms and environments

-Is involved in explorations that make his/her mind wonder and know that he/she is practicing science

-Examines the structures/parts of living things