Snakes: Friends or Foe

by  North Carolina Zoo

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Snakes are some of the most feared animals in the world, but is that really fair?  Learn about cool adaptations, interesting facts, and their importance in the world, and then decide…should snakes be friends or foes?

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About This Program


By Request: $75.00


45 minutes, best for middle school

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8

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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 to topic
2. Snakes of NC
3. Snake fun facts!
4. Adaptations
5. Benefits of snakes
6. Myths about snakes
7. Conclusion
8. Questions and answers


1. What are some interesting snake adaptations?
2. What is venomous vs. poisonous?
3. Why are snakes beneficial?

Standards Alignment

National Standards

North Carolina Standard Course of Study

2023 standards:
LS.7.1 Understand the processes, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.

2009 standards:
7.L.1 Understand the process, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce, and carry out the basic functions of life.