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Marvelous Mammals

Grades: K – 3

Limit: 25 students

Length: 1 hour

 

Have you ever wondered what a bear skin feels like?  Ever feel a badger’s claws?  How big are a beavers teeth?  Look at and touch study skins, tracks and skulls of our Wisconsin mammals.  Make an animal track to paint in class.

When: All Year

 

 

Black Bears

Grades: 4 – 8

Limit: 20 – 30 students

Length: 2 hours

 

What does a bear eat?  What sort of hibernation period do they have? First students compare their growth to that of a black bear, and then later they pretend to be bears foraging for food to get through the winter.  Students will observe and discuss bear skulls, tracks, and pelts.

 

When: Jan, Feb, March, Dec

 

 

Whitetail Deer

 

Grades: 4 – 8

Limit: 25 students

Length: 1 – 2 hours

Deer populations keep growing.  How do managers know the size and age of the herd?  What can you learn about a deer from its teeth?  Examine how populations change, what types of management are used on herds.  Look at some historical uses for deer hides and bones.

 

When: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec.

 

 

Mammal Box

Grades: 4 – 8

Limit: 25 students

Length: 1 – 2 hours

 

Students identify and study a wildlife pelt, skull, track, and information sheet.  They will act as wildlife biologists trying to determine a management plan for their animal.  Should their animal be hunted or protected?  How do they keep wildlife in the balance?

When:

Jan, Feb, March, Nov, Dec.

 

 

 

Wisconsin Wolves

 

Grades: 4 – 8

Limit: 20 – 30 students

Length: 2 hours

Was that a wolf or a dog?  Discover the differences between dogs, coyotes and wolves.  Participate in an activity where students role-play a wolf pack.  Write a management plan to help limit human and wolf interactions.  Discover whether the wolf is a “big bad wolf”, or just misunderstood by humans.

When: Jan, Feb, March, Dec

 

 

Who wants to be a Birder?

 

Grades: 2 – 8

Limit: 25 students

Length: 1 hour

Find out more about birds & birding by participating in a quiz game?  Just like on TV you have a 50/50, Ask the Audience, and Ask the Teacher.  We will also look at various birds and hear their calls, and special adaptations that birds have: feathers, hollow bones, beaks / bills, just to name a few.

 

When:  All year.

 

 

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