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FREE Arachnids Around Us Livestream

from Butterfly Pavilion

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Arachnids Around Us! Livestream
Do you ever see spooky spiders or scary scorpions all around you? Join us for a virtual program as we explore the amazing arachnids that live among us. Figure out what makes an arachnid, unlearn some common misconceptions, and discover why having “Arachnids Around Us” is not as bad as it sounds!

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About This Program


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30 minutes plus time for Q&A at the end

Target Audience

Education: All ages program

Minimum participants:

None/No Minimum

Maximum participants:

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

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Booking Information

This is a special event offered on this date. Program will start promptly at the time listed, so participants are advised to connect a few minutes early. PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up, we will be in touch with next steps to complete your registration and/or the link to join the program on your chosen date/time. Please note that Program start times are in EST.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

NA - This is a free, webinar-style program. We hope you'll join us if you sign up, but there is no penalty if you can't make it.

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Butterfly Pavilion

Westminster, CO
United States

Butterfly Pavilion was founded in 1995 as the first stand-alone invertebrate zoo in the nation with a mission to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world.

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Program Details


Through a combination of engaging images and live animals, students will be introduced to different arachnid species and discover what adaptations help them to survive in their habitat. Plus, students will gain an appreciation for what makes arachnids cool, and not just scary.

Students will be able to chime in with what they know and pose questions to the presenter through both polling questions and live chat.


(I THINK) I can identify the body parts of an arachnid and how arachnids are unique from other animals.
(I FEEL) I can appreciate the importance of arachnids and connect with them as living things.
(I DO) I can reduce my own and others’ fear responses to spiders through better understanding.

1. Arachnids are made up of only spiders.
2. Arachnids can get extremely/unrealistically large.
3. All arachnids are dangerous and can kill humans.
4. Arachnids are aggressive and want/will bite humans.
5. Arachnids are not important to humans and the environment.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Curriculum Standards Supported

Next Generation Science Standards
a. K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
b. 1-LS1-2. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
c. 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
d. 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
e. 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
f. 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
g. 5-LS2-1. Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
h. MS-LS1-4. Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to sup-port an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant struc-tures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
i. MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

State Standards

Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and states with complimentary standards.

States that have adopted NGSS
Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Hawaii

States that have standards based on the Framework
Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts