Salina, KS |

Zoo to You: Amazing Animal Adaptations (K-8)

Offered November 1 to February 28.

This program includes hands-on activities with bio-facts and three live animals presented by a qualified instructor and an animal handler. Students learn how animals use their physiological adaptations in the wild and how these adaptations help them thrive in their environments.

Students will develop an appreciation of the natural world by connecting them to animals that will both inspire and ignite their sense of compassion and love for wildlife. The program not only exposes students to exotic species, but also educates them on many native species that live right here in Kansas. It also provides a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the region and the habitat around them.

In addition, students will gain a worldlier perspective by learning about animals from distant countries. And finally, students will learn how to draw connections between animals of different species, including humans, allowing them to see the many threads that connect us all. Programs meet Kansas curriculum standards.

Note: This program can be conducted with multiple schools or multiple grade levels, up to 75 students at a time. As many as four programs can be conducted in a day. The zoo program is available only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 1 through February 28 to schools north and west of Saline County. Saline County schools are included upon scheduling availability.

SCHEDULING: For more information or to schedule a program, contact Theresa Cannefax, RHZ Education Coordinator at 785-827-9488 ext. 132 or


© Copyright - Dane G. Hansen Foundation