Biodiversity in Animals and Plants

Curriculum Expectations:

6S6, 6S7, 6S8, 6S9, 6S10, 6S11, 6S12, 6S15

Half Day Program

Students will be welcomed with the sounds of wildlife.

Young scientists will explore the interrelationships of organisms living within ecosystems.  Using samples and specimens students will identify differences within organisms of the same species and how their adaptations allow for resiliency and survival.  They will be biologists, ecologists, zoologists, and taxonomists while using scientific terminology, imaginative play and creativity.  What is biodiversity?  We will discuss how and why scientists classify living organisms.  


          Explore and Examine:  

Explore structural adaptations through my moose skull, deer jaw, beaver teeth, coyote skull and authentic samples of insects, bird nests, feathers, moose fur, deer fur, snapping turtle eggs and shell, snake skin, birds nests, feathers, porcupine quills, dragonfly nymphs, etc.

Also examine my taxidermy owl, wood duck, and chipmunk


                    Several options available including :  life size animal track replica out of plaster, dissect an owl pellet       replica, examine earth worms etc.

 *all photography by Laurie Brown