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Meet some of the many animals that help to maintain the balance in healthy wetland ecosystems. These animals include a tarantula, tree frogs, turtles (a red-eared slider and a box turtle), giant hermit crabs, a caiman, and snakes. Run Time: 33 Minutes
Lessons and Materials
In this volume, Wildlife Instructor, Karla Majewski, uses more “creature teachers” from her private zoo as she and her young audience discuss animals that inhabit various wetlands. Holding Kermit, a child learns how this tree frog’s special feet and sticky tongue help him do his valuable work in wetland areas. After discussing a caiman, turtles, and hermit crabs, Karla explains that snakes also help to maintain healthy wetlands.
Lesson 1: Penelope, a Tarantula
Lesson 2: Kermit, a Tree Frog
Lesson 3: A Caiman
Lesson 4: Turtles
Lesson 5: Hermit Crabs
Lesson 6: Snakes
The Animal Safari Series
This series was designed to acquaint young people with the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of many diverse animals. In most of the programs, members of the audience are invited to touch, hold, and gently interact with the animals. Recommended by Booklist “for young animal enthusiasts and classroom audiences,” the series emphasizes respect for the animals and their habitats.