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The Rainforests

from Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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rainforests are one of the most diverse environments on earth, with over half
of our known plant and animal species residing there. You will explore the
layers of rainforest and the animals that inhabit them. Learn how humans
depend on this unique habitat.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode


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.

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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. Explore the different layers of the rainforest and the animals that live there using images, videos and discussion.
2. Meet two to four animal guests at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
3. Participant interaction with facilitator using a variety of options such as the chat feature, polls, live discussion, question/answer session, etc.


Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the characteristics of a rainforest.
2. Describe the different layers of the rainforest and the animals that live there.
3. Discuss resources that the rainforest provides to humans.
4. Discuss how humans are affecting the rainforests.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-LS3-2: Variation of Traits
3-LS4-4: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
3-LS4-3: Adaptation
3-LS4-4: Biodiversity and Humans
4-LS1-1: Structure and Function
5-LS2-1: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
5-ESS3-1: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
MS-LS2-1: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2-3: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
MS-LS2-4/MS-LS2-5: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
MS-LS4-4: Natural Selection
MS-ESS3-3: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
HS-LS2-1/HS-LS2-2: Interdependent Relationships
HS-LS2-2/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience