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In December, the third graders traveled to the Sharon Audubon Center to participate in a program called Animal MenagerieIn science class, the students have been learning about the behavioral and physical adaptations of plants and animals and how these traits help living things survive in their habitat. 

Program Manager Wendy Miller and Environmental Education Intern Ashley Brant showed the children live creatures as well as related props.  To demonstrate how sensitive an insect’s exoskeleton is, the presenters put a plastic sleeve on the arm of each student and let them feel the sensation when it is tapped on.
The students also learned about the characteristics of mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians and birds.  They were shown and allowed to touch Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, turtles, and snakes.

At the end of the program, there was time to look at the exhibits and explore in the hands-on room.


The students were very enthusiatic about this program and had a wonderful time learning about animal adaptations.