Nature’s Nursery Visit

Posted on by Roberta Handel

Today Nature’s Nursery visited and shared with us several animals from various biomes.  We met a desert tortoise from Arizona, a ground squirrel from a Kansas prairie, a hissing cockroach from a Madagascar rain forest, and an eastern screech owl from our eastern woodlands.  We learned how animals have special adaptations to survive in their environments.  For example, a screech owl is camouflaged to blend into the trees, while a ground squirrel can sit up tall to see over the prairie lands.

The students loved seeing and touching the animals up close.  The presentation tied nicely with our zoology focused year.



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