Waukesha County

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Animal Adaptations* At-Your-School


1 hour or 1.5 hours with 30 minute add-on option
Add-on options: Create a Critter Activity or Adaptation Hike [NEW]

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, 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 or the Adaptation Hike (landscape permitting) where students will explore how animals use their adaptations to survive in the wild.

Choose from:
• Retzer Animal Ambassadors • Insects • Reptiles & Amphibians • Birds

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County

Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1 (with create a critter K-2-ETS1-2), 1-LS1-1
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: At School Program


Grade K-1 program listing