Who's Home on the Prairie?

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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We’ve all heard the song “Home on
the Range”, but what makes the prairie a perfect home?  What qualities of this biome make it an ideal
habitat for so many animals? What animals can we find on the prairie? We’ll
answer these questions and more while meeting Ambassador Animals from Lee
Richardson Zoo that would call the prairie home.

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) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

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

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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


This program begins by introducing prairie ecosystems and what topographical features impacts the plants of this region.
2. Meet two to three Ambassador Animals representing prairie wildlife
-identify physical features for protection
-discover connections in food webs between the animal guests
-explore the diversity of wildlife in the prairie
3. Explore how humans have impacted wildlife on the prairie.
4. Wrap-up.


• Use a map to identify the location of the prairie and land features that impact this ecosystem.
• Students will be able to explain the physical features of prairie residents for survival.
• Students will be able to provide an example of connections between the prairie food web.
• Students will be able to discuss how humans have impacted prairie residents.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Process
(1-LS1.A Structure and Function)
2-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(2-LS2.A Interdependent relationships in Ecosystems)
4-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
(ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions)
5-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(5-LS2. A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems)
MS-LS2-5 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
(LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience)