Nature Lab

Learn about a local animal

Lions, tigers, sharks, bears, and giraffes are pretty cool animals, right? But did you know that there are all kinds of other amazing creatures living in your backyard, local park, or city … We encourage kids, big and small, to learn something new about an…

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Lemur ethogram activity

Time to learn about ethograms! This activity is courtesy of the Lemur Conservation Network and the Louisiana Lemur Foundation. Educators: Description of the activity (For ages 10+) This activity helps you observe lemurs at your local zoo (or via a zoo webcam). You will list…

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Vertebrate pumpkins!

Learn about the 5 types of vertebrate animals with this Halloween activity for classroom or home … Examples! mammals brown bear tiger whale deer mouse amphibians poison dart frog salamander newt toad coqui frog fish snakehead catfish salmon freshwater eel parrot fish reptiles cobra Komodo…

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Nature journaling

Keeping a nature journal is a fantastic way to connect with nature! What to journal about? You can draw any plants, animals, fungi, or nature scenes that you like. Ideas include the birds in your backyard, blades of grass, rural landscapes, pebbles at the beach,…

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What is an endemic species?

Endemic species: Plants or animals that occur (are found) only in a restricted location (an area with limited geographic boundaries). Watch this video to learn more! Examples of endemic species featured in the video: Blue-billed curassow, found only in Colombia Caquetá titi monkey, found only…

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Hi, I’m a wagtail

Our friends at Mongabay India have created this fantastic video, all about a little bird called the grey wagtail.  In winter this migratory bird flies from the upper Himalayas to warmer areas, like Valparai in south India. That’s a big journey! Click below to learn more…

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