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Wildlife on the Great Plains

from Amarillo Zoo

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Explore the vast prairies of the
American West as you see and learn about the wildlife. The program is brought
to life as black-tailed prairie dogs, box turtles, pronghorn, bison, hognose,
bullsnake, tiger salamanders, striped skunks and even badgers illustrate
behavioral and physical adaptations that enable their survival on the Great
Plains.  Students will witness these
animals as they demonstrate defensive adaptations used to ward off

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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.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 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 48 hours in advance. Programs cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will not be offered a refund/reschedule option.

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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





Standards Alignment

State Standards

§112.15. Science, Grade 4,
(9) Organisms and environment. The student knows and understands that living organisms within an ecosystem interact with one another and their environment.
(B) Describe the flow of energy through food webs, beginning with the Sun, and predict how changes in ecosystem affect the food web such as a fire in a forest;
(10) Organisms and environment. 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. Science, Grade 5
(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments.
(A) Observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements;
(B) Describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers;
(10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments.
(A) Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them

§112.15. Science, Grade 6
(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 living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem.
(E) Describe biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem in which organisms interact;

§112.15. Science, Grade 7
(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;
(13) Organisms and environments. The student knows that a living organisms 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;

§112.15. Science, Grade 8
(11) Organisms and environments. The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems and the environment and that human activities can affect these systems.
(A) Describe producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships as they occur in food webs within marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems;
(B) Investigate how organisms and populations in an ecosystem depend on and may compete for biotic and abiotic factors such a quantity of light, water, range of temperature, or soil composition;
(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 reefs, or use of resources have modified these systems;