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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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Animal Needs

Why don't wild animals make good pets? While some animals live with people and rely on people to take care of them, wild animals  must search for food, water, and shelter to survive. Explore the differences between domestic pets and...

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Beastly Builders

From dens to dams, holes and hives, animals have different ways of finding and making shelter. Explore many types of homes animals build in the wild and how the we re-create them here at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. 

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Habitats

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

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Life Cycles

What changes happen when animals grow? Many animals go through a series of changes from birth to death. Students will compare a variety of animal life cycles and learn what changes occur to them between egg and adult.

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OOKY SPOOKY Animals!

Why do we cuddle a teddy bear yet fear a tarantula? What creepy creatures are you afraid of? What makes them scary and gross actually helps them to survive and protect themselves. Find out why we need these important species in the world ...

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Predators vs. Prey

Whether an animal hunts other animals, or is the one being hunted, predators and prey are closely linked to each other, as well as the other living things in an ecosystem. Join us as we check out some amazing predators and prey and learn ...

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Scary Species!

Snakes, spiders and scorpions OH MY! Meet some real-life animals that inspire creepy creatures in some of your favorite movies and stories.  Join us as we discuss some creepy crawlies and crazy critters that make scary stories chill us to the...

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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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Species Survival

Why do animals become endangered or extinct? How are AZA accredited institutions, like the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, helping to save animals from extinction? Discover what part humans play and how you can help. 

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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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The Scoop on Poop

All animals poop! Here at the zoo we have many species which all have their own way of doing their business. From nesting to seed spreading, fertilization to food, learn the reasons why it's important. 

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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:

Community Interests
Fine Arts
Sciences
Standards
Instructional Programs