The 3 Bears

by  North Carolina Zoo

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There are Three Bears that can be found throughout
North America: the North American Black Bear, the Brown Bear, and the Polar
Bear.  How are they different? How are
they similar? Using the age-old story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears,
we compare these three bears and point out just how different they are.  

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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

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM

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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. Bear basics
3. North American Black Bears
4. Brown Bears
5. Polar Bears
6. Wrap up
7. Questions and Answers


1. Tell the different between the three North American bears.
2. What are the ecosystems for these bears?
3. What are some basic adaptions for each species (specific)?

Standards Alignment

State Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study:

• 1.L.1 Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive.
• 1.L.2 Summarize the needs of living organisms for energy and growth.
• 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.

• LS.1.1 Understand the basic needs of a variety of plants and animals in different ecosystems.