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Lee Richardson Zoo

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Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and home to hundreds of native and exotic animals, the Lee Richardson Zoo is located in Garden City, Kansas.

The mission of Lee Richardson Zoo’s education team is to
provide experiences for all ages that inspire pro-conservation action through
opportunities that are fun, empathetic, and engaging. 

Our programs feature several of our animal ambassadors and offer up close and personal interactions for your students focused on a variety of fun and science based topics!

2019-2020

Honorable Mention

2017-2018

Honorable Mention

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Honorable Mention

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Honorable Mention

2008-2009

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Lee Richardson Zoo

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A to Zoo

This engaging program will help your students connect their literacy skills to science knowledge.  During this session, students will review the alphabet song while connecting letters to live Ambassador Animals from the Lee Richardson Zoo....

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Animal Adaptations

Explore the diversity of adaptations with live animal guests!  Your students will meet Ambassador Animals as they discover the importance of adaptations for survival.  

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Animals of "Juma the Giraffe"

This engaging program will bring the story of “Juma the Giraffe” alive in your classroom.  During this session, students will meet Ambassador Animals that relate to Juma’s world and explore what makes these animals special through the animal...

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Create Your Own

Having a hard time finding a program to fit your needs? Let us make one for you!

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Creepy Creatures

Not everyone is the same, what makes us unique makes us special!  The same goes for wildlife.  Join us as we explore some of the animals that get the reputation of being a creepy creature.  This discussion will come to life in your classroom as...

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Designing a Solution to Pollution

 Bring problem-solving to life!  Students will dive into the impacts of trash, design solutions, and explore how they can create a positive impact on wildlife right from their homes.  During the program, your students will work together to...

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Endangered Species

Endangered does not mean extinct!  Join us as we meet Ambassador Animals and discover examples of endangered species.  As we meet the special animal guests, we’ll explore the variety of issues impacting wildlife populations and what each of us...

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Evolution and the Environment

The diversity of life on our planet is all thanks to evolution. We know what evolution is, but how does it work? Can evolution be impacted by humans? Join us as we discuss how changes in the environment can lead to natural selection of...

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Home Sweet Home!

Home sweet home!  All living things have a place to call home, but is it as simple as a safe place to rest your head at night?  Join us as we discover what living things need to survive.  Special Ambassador Animals will greet your students and...

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Pollinator Pals

Help your students’ knowledge to bloom as we buzz into the world of pollinators!  This engaging program will help your students to build a deeper understanding of pollination and the wildlife that helps plants to share their pollen.  During...

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Ready...Set...Recycle!

Trash; it’s everywhere!  What impacts does it have?  How can we reduce its negative impacts on our planet?  We’ll answer these questions, and more, in this engaging program.  Students will meet 2-3 Ambassador Animals as they explore the impact...

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Rock'n Rainforest

Rainforests are a rockin' place to live, but why is such a party in the jungle!?  Join us for this engaging program that will allow your students to discover the wonders of the rainforest for themselves.  Special rainforest Ambassador Animals will...

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The Animals of "The Mitten"

Based off the Ukrainian folk tale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett, this program will look at some of the animals that find shelter and warmth in the lost mitten of young Nicki. Students will learn why the animals wanted in the mitten, and...

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Who's Home on the Prairie?

We’ve all heard the song “Home on the Range”, but what makes the prairie a perfect home?  What qualities of this biome make it an ideal habitat for so many animals? What animals can we find on the prairie? We’ll answer these questions and more...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Education Division   zoo.education@gardencityks.us
312 Finnup Drive
Garden City KS 67846
6202761250
United States

http://www.leerichardsonzoo.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Lee Richardson Zoo cover:

Sciences

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"Students were engaged and interested in the program. They used higher thinking skills as they participated in the program. It is very well integrated into the science curriculum we follow. It also gives the children a real world perspective."

"Students had not been introduced to the vocabulary or carnivore, herbivore and omnivore prior to this program and in the days since, students have been using that vocab during our story "Seeds." Its a story about plants and many students remembered that herbivores eat plants :)"

"It is very well integrated into the science curriculum we follow. It also gives the children a real world perspective. Wonderful program! Many skills were addressed especially higher learning and thinking skills!"

"The program enhanced the unit on animals and mammals covered in class. It gives students opportunities to learn about animals of which they would otherwise have no knowledge. The program also enhances lessons taught on animals, habitats, and characteristics of mammals."