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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 2018 and Spring 2019  
Hastings Lake Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 2018; Apr 15, 22, 29, 2019
Greenbelt Cultural Center Sep 18, 25, Oct 2, 2018; Apr 16, 23, 30, 2019
Lakewood Shelter E Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 2018; Apr 18, 25, May 2, 2019
Van Patten Woods Shelter A Sep 21, 28, Oct 5, 2018; Apr 19, 26, May 3, 2019

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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