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Extreme Living

by  North Carolina Zoo

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Students will understand what it means to survive in an
extreme environment and what adaptations are needed along these animals have
beaten all the odds.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $75.00



Length

45 minutes, best for middle to upper elementary


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

15

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, STEM


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



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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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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

About This Provider

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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.

Contact:
Elizabeth Vickery
schoolprograms@nczoo.org
3368797718

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to the topic
2. Behavioral Extremes
3. Body Extremes
4. Environmental Extremes
5. Conclusion
6. Questions and Answers

Objectives

• What is an example of some extreme environments?
• What are some extreme animals?
• How do adaptations help in [their] survival?

Standards Alignment

National Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study:

3.E.2.1 Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).
• 3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps
• 3.L.2.2 Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
• 4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.
• 4.L.1.2 Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment
• 4.L.1.3 Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent flooding and erosion).
• 4.L.1.4 Explain how differences among animals of the same population sometimes give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing in changing habitats.