Bearly Awake

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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is for the bears! Join us as we dive
into the world of bears; their characteristics and diets. Students will be wide awake as we meet
special animal guests to illustrate the diets of some bear species as well as how
a variety of animals’ sleep to deal with cold weather. 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) 3, 4, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, 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


1. This program begins by introducing bear species and their characteristics.
2. Explore and contrast hibernation and torpor.
3. Meet 2 Ambassador Animals connected to the topics.
4. Discover ways we can help bears in nature.
5. Wrap-up.


• Students will be able to explain the characteristics that make a bear a bear.
• Students will be able to compare, and contrast, torpor to hibernation.
• Students will be able to provide examples, beyond bear species, that deal with the cold by sleeping.
• Students will be able to explain how they and their families can have a direct positive impact for bear conservation.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

3-LS4-3 (LS4.C)
• For any environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
3-LS4-4 (LS4.D)
• Populations live in a variety of habitats, and change in those habitats affects the organisms living there.
4-LS1-1 (LS1.A)
• Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.
4-LS1-2 (LS1.D)
• Different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may be then processed by the animal’s brain. Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions.