Animal Behavior

by  Lee Richardson Zoo

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Animals are
frequently looked on as “stupid” or “dumb”. While if you take time to observe their actions you might be surprised
at how smart they really are. How can an animal’s actions tell us what it’s
thinking or feeling? How would someone study animal behavior in a scientific
setting? Discover the field of Animal Behavior and how research can help
improve welfare for animals under the care of humans. We will also meet some special animal
guests to help us explore animal behavior.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
By Request Premium: $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) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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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 the term animal behavior and how it can be applied in different careers
2. Conduct an animal behavior study, using the scientific method
3. Meet 1-2 Ambassador Animals.
4. Discuss how behaviors help different animals survive in the wild.
5. Wrap-up.


• Students will have a better understanding of how to study animal behavior in a scientific setting.
• Students will be able to provide examples of how animal behavior can be used to provide quality care for animals in human care.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

HS-LS2-8 Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
(LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior)