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Preparing for Winter: Where Are the Animals?

As winter approaches, your students may notice that they see fewer and fewer animals and the animals they see may behave or look different than they did in the fall. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss how animals, and human beings, adapt to their environment in order to ensure their survival. In this lesson, […]

Children play on the litter-strewn beach off Jacmel

Plastic Soup Anyone?

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated each year on April 22.  Founded by United States Senator Gaylor Nelson, what began as a teach-in focused on environmental issues has become an international celebration of the beauty and fragility of Earth, a call to protect Earth’s diverse microcosms, an examination of our individual and collective impact […]

Mother Adia, 2 male and 2 female cubs

Connect with Nature at a Zoo

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. ~ Evan Esar When you think of a zoo, what picture comes to mind? Perhaps the image of a petting zoo or a city zoo pops in your head … or even an animal park that has more of a natural habitat for its […]

A Week for Animals

Nearly a century ago, the American Humane Association started an annual event that takes place during the first full week in May: Be Kind to Animals Week. This event, which takes place typically in May, focuses on humane education about all types of animals. Animals play an important role in our lives and deserve humane […]

Endangered Species

We’re going to learn more about earth’s endangered species in this Internet Challenge. Our focus this time is online exhibition presented by the American Museum of Natural History. We’ll be reading about endangered animals throughout the world—their habitats and unique characteristics—and we’ll look at the role that humans play in preserving these distinct animals. Ready […]

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