Amazing Adaptations

by  Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Why do
tigers have such big teeth? How far can an owl its head? In this program,
discover how animals survive in their environments using specific body parts
or behaviors known as adaptations.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00

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45-60 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Booking Information

This program is available Monday through Friday, year round. Available times are from 8:30 AM am to 4:00 pm EST

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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 of availability). If cancellation occurs for any other reason than listed above, a cancellation fee will apply.

RESCHEDULING POLICY: In the event that a program needs to be rescheduled for any reason other than those listed above, then the Zoo must be notified at least three weeks before the date of the program. We do not reschedule inside the three weeks of the scheduled program date. A rescheduling fee will apply.

REFUND POLICY: Once registration is confirmed, the Rosamond Gifford 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. Substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification given at least three weeks before the date of the program.

About This Provider

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Syracuse , NY
United States

Founded in 1914, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is among
the top 10 percent of zoos in the country as an
accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is
dedicated to connecting people to the natural world by providing engaging guest
experiences, exceptional animal care, and unparalleled conservation education. 

Our distance learning programs will introduce you to a wide range of
topics including adaptations, habitats, life cycles, as well as many other
interesting and exciting topics to enrich the minds and hearts of all age

Christian Delmotte
315-435-8511 X8559

Program Details


1. This program begins with defining adaptation.
2. Discover some examples of animal adaptations using videos and images.
3. Meet two to four animals guests and discover more about their adaptations.
4. Participant interaction with facilitator using a variety of options such as the chat feature, polls, live discussion, question/answer session, etc.


1. Participants will be able to define adaptation and share at least 1 animal adaption
2. Participants will understand what adaptations are and how they help the animal to survive in the wild
3. Participants will observe and discuss specific adaptations for the animals present in the program
4. Participants will learn the natural history, management, and conservation status of the animals present within the program

Standards Alignment

National Standards

1-LS1-1: Structure and Function
2-LS4-1: Biodiversity and Humans
3-LS2-1: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
3-LS3-2: Inheritance of Traits
3-LS4-3: Adaptation
3-LS4-4: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience: Biodiversity and Humans
4-LS1-1: Structure and Function
MS-LS1-4: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS4-6: Adaptation
MS-LS4-4: Natural Selection
HS-LS1-3: Structure and Function
HS-LS2-8: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
HS-LS4-3: Natural Selection
HS-LS4-2: Adaptation

State Standards

(NYSED) P-LS1-2: Structure and Function