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Through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, students will observe and identify adaptations of common animals and identify how local wildlife use physical characteristics and behaviors to meet some of their needs.
Students will explore the concept of adaptation through analogy; examine animal specimens, play an adaptation game, and look for adaptations in a schoolyard exploration or sanctuary trail walk.
Also available and recommended: schedule a classroom visit before your field trip. A naturalist will introduce the concept of adaptation through hands-on animal specimens and then guide students as they explore adaptations through the creation of "hybrid animals."
*This program can be taught outside in your schoolyard following all COVID-safe guidelines. Or, invite one of our experienced teacher naturalists into your online class.
At Sanctuary(Guided Hike)$4/student/hour;
At School (Classroom Program or Hike)$4.50/student/hour;
Minimum 12 students for pricing purposes;
Auditorium Program At School $125/hour; $95/hour for additional programs same day