Endangered Species: A Global Crisis

by  Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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An extinction crisis is threatening our planet. Join us live from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium as we visit some of the endangered species that call the zoo home. We will look at the interconnectivity of all plants and animals in an ecosystem and the threats they face. Participants will learn about "Species Survival Plans" that help protect animals and eco-diversity and about simple steps we can take to help save some of the world's most majestic creatures.

This program is available live from either our Scott Aquarium or our Desert Dome exhibit.

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


45-60 minutes, depending on your class schedule

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Career Education, International, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM Animals, Geography

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs must be scheduled within the open hours of the Zoo.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No fee if cancelled more than 3 weeks before the program start date or if your school or the Zoo is closed. 50% fee if cancelled 7-14 days from program, 100% of program fee is due if cancelled within 7 days of the program date or for no show.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha, NE
United States

Consistently ranked as one of the world's top zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Zoo is home to North America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, the world's largest indoor swamp, the largest aquarium within a zoo, and is recognized nationally for it's animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been providing distance learning for nearly 20 years and prides itself on creating dynamic and educational programs for all ages.

Brian Priesman

Program Details


Throughout the program we view endangered species living at the Zoo in person and in video recordings, and questions are not limited to the end of the program.
1. Introduction
2. What do students already know about endangered species?
3. Is it Endangered? A game where we learn about what it means to be an endangered species
4. What causes animals to become endangered?
5. What is being done to save endangered species, particularly at our Zoo.
6. Questions and Answers


• Analyze what it means for a species to be listed as Endangered
• Describe the main factors that lead to a species becoming endangered or extinct
• Explain how extinctions can be stopped, and the challenges faced in conservation
• Understand the role of Zoos, particularly Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in conservation