Monday, March 26, 2007

At the Nature Center

Our second stop was the Austin Nature Center. We broke into three groups and went to three different areas and then we rotated. In the first rotation, we learned about salamanders. We saw real siblings who were in different stages of their life cycle. One was a salamander who lost its gills and had adapted to life on land. The other salamander was still in its juvenile stage, in the water. In the next station we learned all about frogs & toads. We heard a recording of many different types of frogs and toads and even heard a chorus singing. The last station was divided into two parts. First students sorted various amphibians onto a model of land and water. Then we discussed where each belonged and why. Then, we got to visit with amphibians and other creatures and even see a replica of a bat habitat. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about frogs, toads, and other amphibians.

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