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Bird Beak Buffet

Students will determine which habitats are best suited for various bird species by investigating their beak and food gathering abilities. Students will be given various tools, modeled after different bird beaks, and they will explore the successes and challenges of various tools under certain conditions.

Cross Disciplinary Concepts: Cause and effect relationships are routinely identified and used to explain change.

Vocabulary: adaptation and habitat.

Science Standards This Program Meets

3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 3rd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Requirements:
Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
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About National Elk Refuge

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 560 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 Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, at the Historic Miller House, 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.