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Giraffes: A Silent Extinction

by  Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Giraffes, the tallest animals on earth, are a keystone species that play a major role in their ecosystem. Over the past decade, giraffe populations have shrunk at an alarming rate due to habitat loss, human population growth, poaching, disease, war, and civil unrest. With a mix of live footage, keeper interviews, and video clips, participants will learn about the "silent extinction" facing these majestic creatures. Participants will also learn just makes them so special, from their prehensile tongues to their six-foot legs.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $140.00



Length

45-60 minutes, depending on class length.


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

60


Primary Disciplines

Gifted & Talented, Problem Solving, Sciences, STEM Animals, Geography


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Zoom
Skype
WebEx
Microsoft Teams



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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

No fee if cancelled more than 3 weeks before the program start date or if your school or the Zoo is closed. 50% fee if cancelled 7-14 days from program, 100% of program fee is due if cancelled within 7 days of the program date or for no show.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha, NE
United States

Consistently ranked as one of the world's top zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Zoo is home to North America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, the world's largest indoor swamp, the largest aquarium within a zoo, and is recognized nationally for it's animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been providing distance learning for nearly 20 years and prides itself on creating dynamic and educational programs for all ages.

Contact:
Brian Priesman
zoo2you@omahazoo.com
4027386905

Program Details

Format

1. Giraffe Introduction
2. Omaha's Giraffe's
3. What makes Giraffe's special
4. Silent extinction
5. Ways to help giraffe population

Objectives

Participants will:
-learn basic giraffe facts
-learn about the grassland/savanna habitat
-understand similarities between mammals
-understand what makes an endangered species
-learn threats facing giraffes