The Rainforest Experience

by  Buffalo Zoo

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Where in the world can you hear parrots squawk, monkeys howl, insects buzz AND also smell bananas, orchids, and cinnamon? In the tropical rainforest, of course! Students discover the importance of the rainforest and the consequences of its destruction by covering the layers, sounds, smells, and animals of these vanishing rainforests. Students will also learn what they can do to help save this vanishing habitat.

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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) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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...)

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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.

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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. Sensory Discovery - sounds, smells of the rainforest
2. Tropical Rainforest Characteristics
3. Rainforest Layers
4. Animals and Adaptations
5. Conservation
6. Q & A


Some of the objectives are:

•Define characteristics of tropical rainforests.
•Identify at least 5 rainforest plants/animals and the layers in which they reside.
•Understand the consequences of rainforest destruction, and why it is important to save them.
•Listen to the sounds of the rainforest.
•Identify at least 4 products derived from the rainforest.
•Smell the scents of the rainforest.
•Stratify the plants and animals within each layer.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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State Standards

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