Biodiversity Basics

by  North Carolina Zoo

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with 1st graders in mind, we look at the differences between
different creatures, why they are present, and what would happen if any of
these features changed.  This is a
hands-on, fast paced option especially effective for students who have a hard
time sitting still!

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00


45 minutes, best for lower elementary

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


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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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
2. Discuss basics (ex: herbivore, mammal, etc)
3. Desert Tortoise
4. Ocelot
5. Gila Monster
6. Gila Monster
7. Saguaro Cactus
8. Tarantula
9. Vampire Bat
10. Wrap up
11. Questions and answers


• What do you notice about this living thing?
• How can certain characteristics benefit the living thing?

Standards Alignment

State Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study:

(2009 standards)
• 1.L.1.2 Give examples of how the needs of different plants and animals can be met by their environments in North Carolina or different places throughout the world.

(2023 standards)
• LS.1.1.2 Analyze and interpret data to compare how the needs of plants and animals can be met in different environments.