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Animal Adaptations


1 hour or 1.5 hours with 30 minute add-on option
Add-on options: Create a Critter Activity, Adaptation Hike, or Owl Pellet Dissection ($3/pellet)
Also available as an At-School Program

Enjoy a visit from our teaching animals inside Retzer Nature Center! See how an animal’s physical and behavioral traits can help it to survive as we explore the concepts of habitat and adaptation. Choose to focus on Retzer Animal Ambassadors, Insects, Reptiles & Amphibians, Animal Skulls, or Birds! Add on the Create a Critter activity where students will draw a critter with unique traits to illustrate how their critter will function and survive in its habitat, the Adaptation Hike where students will explore how animals use their adaptations to survive in the wild, or the Owl Pellet Dissection where student will discover how and what owls eat.
Choose from:
• Retzer Animal Ambassadors • Insects • Reptiles & Amphibians • Animal Skulls • Birds

Standards: 2-LS4-1, 3-LS3-1
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center


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