Carolina's Coolest

by  North Carolina Zoo

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When you think of the North Carolina Zoo, you likely think of elephants or rhinos, but we also have animals that live here in North Carolina that you may have never seen! Let us bring that fun to you, to talk about birds, reptiles, amphibians, and animals that can all be found right there in your backyard.

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00


45 minutes, best for middle to upper elementary

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

There is a minimum of four weeks notice for any program and full payment is due at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program date. For further information or to schedule a program for your school, contact the North Carolina Zoo's School Programs Office via 336.879.7718 or email schoolprograms@nczoo.org

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least two weeks before your program to receive a refund.

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North Carolina Zoo

Asheboro, NC
United States

Our commitment to wildlife conservation translates into a desire for educating our community on different species you can find at the Zoo. We offer different educational programs for schools, groups, and families. Our programs are available for preschool all the way up to adults. Anyone who wants to learn about animals and their habitats is welcome at the Zoo.

Elizabeth Vickery

Program Details


1. Introduction to Carolina's Coolest: animals, ecosystems, food web basics
2. Fun facts about a few specific species
3. Salamanders
4. Red Wolves
5. Conclusion
6. Questions and answers


1. What are some species in NC that you don't see very often?
2. What are the ecosystems like in NC? Are they all the same?
3. All of these animals are from NC; why do they look different and act so differently?
4. How are each of these animal's basic needs met?
5. How can we safely live with these animals knowing we are sharing the same ecosystems?
6. What are producers, consumers, decomposers? Why is each important to the ecosystem?

Standards Alignment

State Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: