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Antlers & Horns

Students will compare and contrast antlers and horns and discuss how these structures are used in terms of survival, finding mates, and reproduction.

Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Observable phenomena exist from very short to very long time periods.

Vocabulary: adaptation, characteristic, compete, environment, habitat, mate, migrate, offspring, reproduce, survive, and variation.

Virtual Program: Program can be hosted through Zoom or in a Google Classroom. The teacher requesting the program must set up the virtual platform.

Science Standards This Program Meets

3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
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National Wildlife Refuges are world-renowned as places to see great seasonal migrations of fish and wildlife, iconic animals like bison and bears, and ordinary creatures thriving in their natural habitats. The National Elk Refuge is one of over 565 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The education team at the National Elk Refuge offer a variety of environmental education programs that highlight natural history and life sciences. We look forward to working with educators in the community to achieve their science standards in a fun and engaging way. Join us on the Refuge or have us bring the Refuge to your classroom!

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Who We offer programming to all ages.
What Natural History & Life Science programs.
When Year-round
Where We offer programs onsite at the National Elk Refuge & Greater Yellowstone Visitor center or onsite at locations within Teton, Sublette, and Lincoln counties in Wyoming. Or in Teton County, Idaho.
Why Our vision is to provide teaching and learning opportunities about wildlife and conservation to enable students to make informed decisions about environmental sustainability and stewardship.