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Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Founded in 1914, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is among
the top 10 percent of zoos in the country as an
accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is
dedicated to connecting people to the natural world by providing engaging guest
experiences, exceptional animal care, and unparalleled conservation education. 

Our distance learning programs will introduce you to a wide range of
topics including adaptations, habitats, life cycles, as well as many other
interesting and exciting topics to enrich the minds and hearts of all age
groups. 

 

Programs by Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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Amazing Adaptations

Why do tigers have such big teeth? How far can an owl its head? In this program, discover how animals survive in their environments using specific body parts or behaviors known as adaptations.

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Animal Coverings

Why are birds covered with feathers? Why do turtles have shells? Learn about the different types of coverings, the animals that have them, and how it helps them to survive. 

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Animal Movements

Animals rely on different parts of their body to move, which aids in their survival. Learn about the different body parts of animals and even see a few zoo animals move using different parts of their bodies. Learn how to move their own...

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Animal Myths Busted!

Can an owl turn its head all the way around? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Can turtles leave their shells? Find out by joining us as we present and analyze some myths and misconceptions about animals found at the zoo!

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At Home in My Biome

Mountains, deserts, tropical rainforests…these are just some of the places our animals call home. Discover some of the common biomes and how animals that live there have adapted to survive. 

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Sensational Animal Senses

Animals move and use their senses just like us. See for yourself how some different animals move, smell, hear, and feel and use a few of your own senses to learn how they survive in the wild!

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The Rainforests

Tropical rainforests are one of the most diverse environments on earth, with over half of our known plant and animal species residing there. You will explore the layers of rainforest and the animals that inhabit them. Learn how humans...

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Winter Warriors

How do some of your favorite animals survive in the wintertime?  Learn how some animals adjust to the cold, how some avoid it, and how others thrive and enjoy it. You might be surprised at just how many animals at Rosamond Gifford Zoo love the...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Christian Delmotte   education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org
1 Conservation Place
Syracuse NY 13069
315-435-8511 X8559
United States

https://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Rosamond Gifford Zoo cover:

STEM
Community Interests
Fine Arts
Sciences
Standards
Instructional Programs