Resources from Environmental Education - 5/14/20
Week 7 Resources
Activity - Do You Hear What I Hear?
Art Pages - Nests
If the art pages aren't amazing enough, you can check out the video below to learn even more about different types of nests. For some hands-on nest-building, check out this link for a great STEM challenge!
Did you know?
Did you know that the monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration like birds do? Starting every Fall, Monarchs from Wisconsin make the trek to the same area of Mexico to roost in fir forests for the winter. See the amazing sight here!
Monarchs are on their way back up to Wisconsin for the summer. Watch for them to arrive early June!
I spy a monarch chrysalis....do you?
To protect itself during the last stage of metamorphosis, a monarch caterpillar attaches itself to the underside of leaves or bushes. In this picture, the light green color of the chrysalis allows it to blend in - or camouflage itself - with this milkweed until it emerges as an adult butterfly.
(Photo taken in my enclosure last year)
This week, Franklin wanted to share some information about his shell!
He says: "Did you know that my shell has two sides, a top and a bottom? The top of my shell is called the carapace and the bottom of my shell is called the plastron. On the top of my shell I have scales that are sometimes called scutes."
Trivia question! Do you know how many scutes are on a turtle's back (with a few exceptions)? E-mail your answers to email@example.com for a chance to be featured in the next newsletter!
H.O.M.E.S Lesson #6: Native and Invasive Species (plus some virtual museum resources!)
Thomas & Friends partners with United Nations to teach Sustainable Development Goals