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This October,  journey into the world of cryptozoology to discover that reality is
scarier than fiction.  Uncover
that monsters do exist in this Halloween themed program where students meet the
living headless, find glowing ghosts and see a chimera. Through examination of physical and behavioral adaptations, students will learn about wildlife that mirrors the mythical creatures of the Halloween season. 


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About This Program


Multipoint: $65.00
Multipoint Premium: $65.00
View Only: 45.00
View Only Premium: $25.00
Point to Point: $85.00
Point to Point Premium: $65.00
By Request: $65.00
By Request Premium: $45.00

Program fees must be paid in full at least 48 hours in advance or program will be cancelled.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Programs are conducted Tuesday through Saturday after 9:30 a,m. This program is only offered during the month of October.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance. The Amarillo Zoo will make a reasonable attempt to reschedule programs, but will issue a full refund if the program cannot be rescheduled.. A full refund will be issued for programs cancelled due to weather or unforeseen technical difficulties. The full presentation fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hour notice.

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Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo, TX
United States

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 80 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world. 

Jessie Story

Program Details


1. Introduction to Mythology (5 minutes)
2. Live animal presentations and discussion of mythical creature each animal resembles (35 minutes)
3. Time for additional Q&A (10 minutes)


Participants will:
- will gain an understanding of what cryptozology is and become introduced to various mythological monsters that are said to exist.
- will learn about physical and behavioral adaptations of animals
- how adaptations allow animals to sense and survive in an environment.
- examine how particular adaptations mimic characteristics of mythological monsters.

For grades 5th and above, the program will discuss why the field of cryptozoology is not supportive by the scientific community.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1a -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.11-12.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1a -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1b -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.6 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1b -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.9 -- Reading Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Reading Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.7.SL.1d -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.7.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.8.SL.1d -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.K.SL.1a -- Speaking and Listening

State Standards

§112.14., (10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environment.
(A) Explore how adaptations enable organisms to survive in their environment such as comparing birds’ beaks and leaves on plants

§112.15. (10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to:
(A) explore how structures and functions enable organisms to survive in their environment;

§112.16. (10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help then survive within their environments.
(A) Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatics

§112.19. (13) Organisms and the environment. The student knows that a living organism must be able to maintain balance in stable internal conditions in response to external and internal stimuli.
(A) Investigate how organisms respond to external stimuli found in the environment such as phototropism and fight or flight