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Animal Adaptations

AnimalAdaptationsGrades 3–8, Illinois Learning Standards 11A, 12A,B
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What do playing dead and cheek pouches have in common? Both are adaptations animals use for survival. Students search for camouflaged animals during an outdoor walk. A variety of animal skins show how well wildlife is suited for its habitat. Outdoor activities illustrate unique behavioral adaptations.


This program is primarily offered at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods and Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, September–February and April–early June.

It is also offered at the following locations on the dates specified:

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017  
Hastings Lake Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 2016; Apr 17, 24, May 1, 2017
Greenbelt Cultural Center Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 2016; Apr 18, 25, May 2, 2017
Lakewood Shelter E Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 2016; Apr 20, 27, May 4, 2017
Van Patten Woods Shelter A Sep 23, 30, Oct 7, 2016; Apr 21, 28, May 5, 2017


$48 ($86 nonresident) 1.5 hours

Concurrent programs are available.


Reservations are taken by phone at 847-968-3321. Make reservations now—plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs. Learn more »



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