Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

In 2012, the event was set up as stations in a classroom. Each station was laid out on a desk. Each of the teams rotated around and completed each station. Examples of the stations are:
Bone identification
Food webs
Mammal/bird/plant identification
Types of animals: invertebrates/vertebrates

We meet once a week and this is what we worked on:
Day 1: What is a food web? Used www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm
Day 2: More food webs, looked at animal habitats. Each student took a different animal habitat- used the books from the media center
Day 3: Used field guides (checked out from local library). Used the “lovely” animals from the bin and students practiced identifying them. Also, I brought in some tree branches for the students to identify.
Day 4: Used the owl pellets to look at bones. Students used the bone sheets in the folder to help with identification. They do not need to memorize, just be familiar with.
I also sent home the Taxonomy Sheet for them to study at home.