On Monday, we focused on feet by making our own plaster tracks and learning to ID animal tracks. On Tuesday we examined animals’ body coverings, made a beautiful feather mural, and learned about snake skin and the waterproof fur of beavers. We moved on to learning about the specialized mouths of insects through a game trying to pick up items with different tools. We made out own pecking woodpecker and you can, too, by following the instructions found here.
Later in the week, we learned about animal eyes and vision. We also did our own animal challenge course to see if campers could jump as far as a frog, among other skills. We ended the week with an exploration of skulls, pelts, and tracks on loan from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Campers got to compare the fur of a bighorn sheep to that of a bear and see how different skulls relate to animal diets. We also had fun acting like beavers and making our own dams and then testing them out.