Designing a Solution to Pollution

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Bring problem-solving to life!  Students will dive into the impacts of trash,
design solutions, and explore how they can create a positive impact on wildlife
right from their homes.  During the
program, your students will work together to discuss the design of various
trash solutions and explore how not all designs fit each issue for trash
reduction.  To help illustrate the
impacts of trash and the solutions the students’ design, 2-3 Ambassador Animals
will make an appearance during the program. 
Join us to design a solution to pollution!

The Lee Richardson Zoo's Distance Learning Studio offers a
multitude of environmental programs to students all over the nation. Our
programs include 2-4 live animals. However, we are currently unable to give
programs from actual exhibits around the zoo.

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About This Program


By Request: $130.00

The fee for all Distance Learning programs is $130 per program. Payment in full must be received no later than twenty-four (24) hours before the program is scheduled to occur.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that a program must be canceled due to weather, technical issues, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Zoo or program recipient, the program may be rescheduled at a later date agreeable to both parties for no additional charge (dependent on availability).
REFUND POLICIES: Once registration is confirmed, the Lee Richardson Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If a program is canceled at any time for any reason other than those listed above, no refund or credit will be given. The substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification.

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Lee Richardson Zoo

Garden City, KS
United States

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and home to hundreds of native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo is located in Garden City, Kansas.

The mission of Lee Richardson Zoo’s education team is to
provide experiences for all ages that inspire pro-conservation action through
opportunities that are fun, empathetic, and engaging. 

Our programs feature several of our animal ambassadors and offer up close and personal interactions for your students focused on a variety of fun and science based topics!

Education Division

Program Details


1. This program begins by introducing the challenges of trash production.
2. We’ll meet 2-3 Ambassador Animals and as a group
3. Solutions to trash production and pollution will be devised by the students.
4. Challenges and possible alternate solutions to the student’s theories will be discussed.
5. Wrap-up.


• Students will be able to explain the impact of trash on humans and wildlife.
• Students will verbally design possible solutions to the problem of trash production.
• Students will be able to explain how different solutions might be needed to resolve the complexity for the problem of different trash types.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

5-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
(ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems)
3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
(ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems)
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
(ETS1.B and C: Developing Possible Solutions/ Optimizing the Design