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Behavior Basics

from Buffalo Zoo

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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 based on their natural behaviors.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $125.00


The Zoo will mail an invoice for the program fee.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

None

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Special Needs, Standards


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancelations must be received at least 48 hours in advance. The Buffalo Zoo will then make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a refund. The refund will be assessed one administrative charge of $25. If a cancelation is made less than 48 hours before the scheduled program, the full program fee will still be charged.

If a school encounters technical problems on the scheduled date of a program, the Buffalo Zoo will wait approximately 15 minutes after the program start time to determine if the problem can be resolved. If not, the program will be canceled for that date. The school then has the option to reschedule the program. If the school chooses not to reschedule, or if the technical issues cannot be resolved for another program date, the full program fee will still be charged.

In the event of weather related zoo or school closings, the Buffalo Zoo will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your program. If the program cannot be rescheduled, the Buffalo Zoo will issue a full refund.

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Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY
United States

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.

Contact:
Rebecca Balk
rbalk@buffalozoo.org
7169956143

Program Details

Format

1.What is animal behavior?
2. How does behavior develop? (nature vs. nurture)
3. Animal observations.
4. Why do scientists study behavior and how do they do it?
5. Animal enrichment in zoos.

Objectives

Some of the objectives are:

•Define animal behavior and animal enrichment.
•List 3 behaviors that animals exhibit.
•Describe the reasons why scientists study animal behavior.
•Name one purpose of animal enrichment.
•Understand the importance of studying animal behavior.
•Be inspired to observe and understand natural behaviors of other animals.
•Observe animals' natural behaviors.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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State Standards

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