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Wildlife Habitat Through the Seasons | Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Resource type: Field Trip/Tour - Program - Speaker
Topics: Habitat - Phenology (seasons) - Animals - Wildlife


This Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge fieldtrip includes a nature walk through the forest to identify signs of active wildlife and signs of seasonal change. Photographs are encouraged, a digital camera may be available for loan. An activity on animal adaptations will explore trumpeter swans, beaver, wolf, and frogs. An educational video in large screen theater may be available. The visitor center includes hands-on exhibits of the species and habitat native to the area, including a replica beaver and lodge for close up viewing. For grade 3.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Habitat
Niche
Migration
Climate

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADESGrades 3 - 5
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B- 2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected. .

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
3. I. A. 1. The student will explore the use of science as a tool that can help investigate and answer questions about the environment.

3.I.B.1. The student will ask questions about the natural world that can be investigated scientifically.

3.I.B.2. The student will participate in a scientific investigation using appropriate tools.

3. IV. B. 1.The Students will recognize that plants and animals have different structures that serve various functions.

3.IV.C. 1. The student will know that organisms interact with one another in various ways besides providing food.

3.IV.C.2. The student will know that changes in a habitat can be beneficial or harmful to an organism

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Web Site: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/tamarac
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