by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Trash; it’s everywhere!  What impacts does it have?  How can we reduce its negative impacts on our planet?  We’ll answer these questions, and more, in this engaging program.  Students will meet 2-3 Ambassador Animals as they explore the impact trash has and devise a way to reduce how much trash they make in a day. 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) 2Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines


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!

Education Division

Program Details


This program begins by discussing trash, litter, and the impact it has.
2. Introduce the concept of recycling and how it can resolve some of our trash issues.
3. Meet 2-3 Ambassador Animals to explore their connection to the topic of trash.
4. Discover how decomposers can help to reduce our trash production at home.
5. Wrap-up.


• Students will be able to discuss trash and the challenges we face with managing it.
• Students will be able to provide examples of the impact of litter on wildlife.
• Students will be able to provide examples of how they can reduce the impact litter has on wildlife.
• Students will verbally design a plan for using decomposers to help us in reducing our trash production.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

K–2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
(ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems)