Nature Lab

Wonderful wetlands!

Let’s celebrate the world’s wonderful wetlands! What is a wetland? A wetland is an area of land that is covered with water,or where the soil is saturated. Saturated means that the soil holds lots of moisture. Did you know? Not all wetlands are wet all…

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What is an endemic species?

Endemic species: An endemic species is a species that occurs in only one geographic location, such as a forest, state, country, or island. Watch this video about several endemic animals to learn more! Examples of endemic species featured in the video: Blue-billed curassow, found only…

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My Wetland Plant Template Book

Created by Lisa Algee Wild rose Completed Student Examples 4th Grade : Wetlands Steller’s Jay Wetlands California Wild Rose 5th Grade : Wetlands Bush Key Flower Pen Pals Wetlands Bush Key Flower My Wetland Book on _______________  Written by ________________________        Hello fellow students.  My…

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My Wetland Animal Template Book

Created by Lisa Algee Squirrel book Completed Student Examples 3rd Grade : Wetlands Mountain Lion Wetlands Gopher Snake Wetlands Brush Rabbit Wetlands Bobcat 4th Grade : Wetlands Western Scrub Jay Wetlands Pallid Bat Wetlands California Newt Wetlands California Ground Squirrel 5th Grade : Wetlands Western…

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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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