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Buffalo Zoo

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The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the third oldest institution of its kind in the United States. The Zoo's mission is to provide the general public with an educationally, culturally and recreationally significant community resource. This is accomplished through the advancement and encouragement of the science of zoology, through the conservation of the world's wildlife and through the innovative exhibition of diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

2019-2020

2018-2019

Honorable Mention

2017-2018

Honorable Mention

2016-2017

2015-2016

Honorable Mention

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Buffalo Zoo

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A to Zoo

Practice the alphabet with some of your favorite zoo animals! Students will sing along, share what they know, and learn about unique creatures that start with each letter.

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Animal Classification

Do all birds have beaks? Do all mammals have fur? Scientists classify, or group, animals according to certain characteristics that they have in common. By looking at an animal’s body structure and body covering, students will investigate the...

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Animal Enrichment

Let your students become scientists as they learn about animal behavior and animal enrichment in zoos! As the highlight of the program, students learn how to make specific enrichment items for designated species of animals at the Buffalo Zoo. This...

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Behavior Basics

Playing, grooming, stalking….slithering, basking, and walking!! Students will discover how we can better understand animals by observing their physical characteristics and behavior. They will also learn how zookeepers design enrichment for animals...

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Habitat Explorers

Take an adventure around the world while visiting the Buffalo Zoo! Discover how scientists study animal adaptations and ecosystem relationships to protect diverse biomes around the world. We’ll explore the desert, rainforest, and tundra to uncover...

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SENSE-ational Animals

Can you imagine a world where you could taste with your feet (like a butterfly) and smell with your tongue (like a snake)? Animals have developed amazing adaptations like these to allow them to survive in their environment. Students will discover...

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The Rainforest Experience

Where in the world can you hear parrots squawk, monkeys howl, insects buzz AND also smell bananas, orchids, and cinnamon? In the tropical rainforest, of course! Students discover the importance of the rainforest and the consequences of its...

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Virtual Field Trip: Zoo Tour

Are you wishing that you could have a private tour of the Buffalo Zoo, but are unable to bring your group to us? Then a Virtual Field Trip is what you’ve been waiting for! Our education staff will lead your group through the zoo using our live...

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Who's at the Zoo?

 There are a lot of interesting animals and fun careers at a zoo! In this program, students will encounter a variety of animals and learn how our dedicated staff give them the absolute best care!

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Wild Winter Animals

How do animals prepare for the winter and seasonal changes?  Students will observe animals and explore how they use clever winter survival strategies such as migration, hibernation and other amazing adaptations. 

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Zoo's Clues

Take a peek inside the Buffalo Zoo! Can you find the biggest, longest, brightest, or strongest animals in the Zoo?  Students will have opportunities for movement activities as they uncover clues to identify animals all over the zoo!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Rebecca Balk   rbalk@buffalozoo.org
300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo NY 14214
7169956143
United States

http://www.buffalozoo.org

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Buffalo Zoo cover:

STEM
Sciences
Special Needs
Standards

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"My class and I wanted to sincerely thank you for the great experience that we all had this morning. You program was efficient, interactive, fun and informative. The students absolutely loved everything."

" I just wanted to let you know that my class really enjoyed the videoconference today. The feedback from them regarding the experience was very positive.It definitely enhanced the learning that has gone on in the classroom. I look forward to working with you again in the future."

"Great job today Rebecca! The kids were engaged in the program and had a
good time. Thanks!"

"Thank you so much for the wonderful program this morning and for being so accepting and kind with our special needs class. They had so much fun and can't stop talking about the animals...this was the most active and engaged we have ever seen them. We appreciated your enthusiasm. "


"Thank you very much for the great videoconferences! You have such a great way with the kids and with the animals!! The kids were pleased and the teachers were thrilled!"