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Tales of Scales

from Amarillo Zoo

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Tales of Scales teaches audiences about reptiles and amphibians throughout
the world.  This program uses live reptiles and amphibians to explore
their adaptations, examine life cycles, explain sensory functions and discuss
their ecological importance.  Go from fearful to fascinated as you gain a
new perspective in tales of scales.

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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: $85.00
By Request Premium: $65.00

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


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

.Must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Programs are conducted Tuesday through Saturday after 9:30 a,m. Available Annually

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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'll experience the animal world. 

Jessie Story

Program Details




Participants will gain an understanding
-of the ecological role reptiles and amphibians fill in various ecosystems
-understand and identify physiological adaptations
- explore life cycles of amphibians
-what an indicator species is

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.2 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.4 -- Reading Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Reading Informational Text
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6-8.RST.9 -- Reading Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects: Reading Informational Text

State Standards

3rd Grade
(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have characteristics that help them survive and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments.
(A) Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem;

4th Grade
(10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environment.
(C) Explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as butterflies, beetles, radishes, or lima beans;
5th Grade
(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments.
(C) Predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or building of highways;
6th Grade
(12) Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem.
(C) Recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic;
7th Grade
(10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment.
(A) Observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms;
(B) Describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem;
8th Grade
(11) Organisms and environments. The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems.
(C) Explore how short- and long-term environmental changes affect organisms and traits in subsequent populations;
(D) Recognize human dependence on ocean systems and explain how human activities such as runoff, artificial reef, or the use of resources have modified these systems;