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Animal Adaptations

AnimalAdaptationsGrades 3–8
Illinois Science Standards »

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.

Availability

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 2019 and Spring 2020  
Hastings Lake Sep 16, 23, 30, 2019; Apr 20, 27, May 4, 2020
Greenbelt Cultural Center Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 2019; Apr 21, 28, May 5, 2020
Lakewood Shelter E Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 2019; Apr 23, 30, May 7, 2020
Van Patten Woods Shelter A Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 2019; Apr 24, May 1, 8 2020

Cost

$50 ($86 nonresident) 1.5 hours

Concurrent programs are available.

Reservations

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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