Monday, March 16, 2009

Animal Tracks at the Nature Center

We had a great time at the Nature Center making plaster casts of animal tracks and taking a hike to look for tracks and other animal signs.

Killdeer tracks:

Coyote scat (note the undigested hair..)

Deer scat:

One child created a memory his mom will likely hold forever by collecting scat samples. We love science and nature around here, but I think I could gladly skip that particular bit of experiential learning...

For more information on animal tracks, check out this back issue of Conservationist for Kids magazine.

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