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Ranger Rick
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Participant Age: 
Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: 
$0
Duration: 
1 to 60 minutes
Date submitted: 
12/29/2011
Difficulty: 
Physical Challenge: 
Search for Animal Homes
Discover the many different types of animal homes.
Materials
  • Animal Homes Hike print-outs
  • Clipboard
  • Pencil or crayon (optional)
  • Sketchbook (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
Steps
Step 1
Print out the Animal Homes Hike sheets.

We offer two print-outs for this hike:

Step 2
Keep track of which animals homes you find.

For smaller children, they can check them off on the print-out. If you bring crayons, they could color them in. For older children, they could draw the animal home that they find, or take a photo of it with a camera.

Step 3
Look at the handiwork of wildlife.

Some animal homes take hours of work. If you find a bird's nest for example, look at all the tiny bits they put together to make it. Do you recognize anything that is man-made?

Step 4
Keep your Animal Homes print-outs with you when you travel.

For example, you might not have a wetland close to home. But wetlands are rich with diverse animal homes. So consider bringing your animal homes print-outs the next time you can visit one.

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