Arctic Discoveries: Snow Cat Conservation

by  Alaska Zoo

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Arctic Discoveries: Snow Cat Conservation gives participants an up-close encounter with one of the Alaska Zoo's frosty feline species. These unique cats thrive in colder climates and we will help program participants discover exactly how. Canadian Lynx, Snow leopards and Amur tigers are each part of Species Survival Plans (SSP) to help conserve human-managed populations and your adventure with us will show you how the zoo and you can help these wild cats!

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About This Program


By Request: $200.00

Program(s) must be booked at least one week in advance of desired program date and time.
All invoices will be emailed along with a program confirmation email upon reserving your program date and time.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod Before and after school program groups Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 participants.

Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

In the winter, Anchorage experiences much shorter daylight hours than most places encounter. Due to these differences in daylight hours we may suggest more suitable times on your requested program date, depending on your program choice, to make sure you are getting the best quality program(s) possible. Thank you for understanding.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Alaska Zoo

Anchorage, Alaska
United States

The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over 50 years. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the conservation of Arctic, subarctic and like-climate species through education, research and community enrichment. We are proud to offer quality programs and events for all ages.

Rich Capitan

Program Details


1. This program begins with a short video familiarizing the audience with the location and mission of the Alaska Zoo.
2. Introduction to staff member and encounter animal(s).
3. Discovering large cats (photos).
4. Discussion- What is an SSP?
5. Discoveries with photos/video/biofacts- Amur tigers!
6. Discoveries with photos/video/biofacts- Snow leopards!
7. Discoveries with photos/video/biofacts- Canadian lynx!
8. Discussion- Brainstorming actions for conservation.
9. Time allowed for questions and answers.


Through this program participants should be able to:
*List some large cat species around the world.
*Identify cold weather cat species.
*Discuss adaptations of featured felid species.
*Discuss main variables threatening wild cat species.
*Identify positive solutions for wild cat conservation.