Habitat Explorers

by  Buffalo Zoo

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lTake an adventure around the world while visiting the Buffalo Zoo! Discover how scientists study animal adaptations and ecosystem relationships to protect diverse biomes around the world. We’ll explore the desert, rainforest, and tundra to uncover adaptations that enable animals to survive in extreme environments! 

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About This Program


Point to Point: $135.00

The Zoo will mail an invoice for the program fee.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance. The Buffalo Zoo will then make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a refund. The refund will be assessed one administrative charge of $25. If a cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the scheduled program, the full program fee will still be charged.

If a school encounters technical problems on the scheduled date of a program, the Buffalo Zoo will wait approximately 15 minutes after the program start time to determine if the problem can be resolved. If not, the program will be canceled for that date. The school then has the option to reschedule the program. If the school chooses not to reschedule, or if the technical issues cannot be resolved for another program date, the full program fee will still be charged.

In the event of weather related zoo or school closings, the Buffalo Zoo will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a full refund.

About This Provider

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Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY
United States

The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the third oldest institution of its kind in the United States. The Zoo's mission is to provide the general public with an educationally, culturally and recreationally significant community resource. This is accomplished through the advancement and encouragement of the science of zoology, through the conservation of the world's wildlife and through the innovative exhibition of diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Rebecca Balk

Program Details


1. What is a biome?
2. Interconnectedness
3 Animal adaptations
4. Explore habitats
5. Why do scientists do field research?
6. Time is allowed for Q&A


Some of the program objectives include:

Students will be able to:
•Define the term biome
•List 3 climate characteristics of tundra, rain forests and deserts
•Name 3 animals that live in each of those biomes
•Define the term adaptation
•List 3 adaptations for animals living in the tundra, rain forest and desert
•Describe how conservation biologists help species and habitats
•Develop an appreciation for diverse biomes and species
•Be inspired to do a conservation project to help protect habitats
•Discover and discuss animal adaptations and habitats

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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State Standards

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