Lesson 1: Reptiles and Birds

Lesson 1: Reptiles and Birds

The objective of this first video is to introduce students to the similarities that reptiles and birds have with each other. Also, for them to have an opportunity to see different reptiles up close (including a rosy boa snake, a bearded dragon lizard, and a leg less lizard) as well as different birds from the Retreat (chickens, ducks, and turkeys). At the end of the video, you will also find a tutorial for a craft project related to this lesson.

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  • Agnes Barrelet, Executive Director, Children’s Nature Retreat
  • Sue Miller, Animal Keeper, Children’s Nature Retreat
  • Annie Petersen Ed. D., Author of Curriculum in Action: Multiculturalism and the Human-Animal Connection
  • Mary Zanotelli, Environmental Educator

Lesson 2: Barnyard Alley

Lesson 2: Barnyard Alley

The objective of this first field trip video is to introduce children to the animals in the Barnyard Alley. We will talk about our potbelly pigs, turkeys, ducks, quail, chicken, bunnies and guinea pigs. You will see them up close and personal, discover their enclosures, and learn about their habitat and diet.

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