We started off the week by learning the basics about adaptations. We learned what they are and how they help animals and then explored some special adaptations of specific animals. Green and Orange groups read the book What If You Had Animal Teeth!? and drew themselves with crazy teeth! Ask your camper how those teeth would help them. We also fashioned new species of fishes using traits from others. Make sure to look at your camper's!
|Flap, flap, flap!|
|Can you see the animals?|
Wednesday was all about predators and prey. We dissected owl pellets to see what animals they eat and how they get rid of the parts they can't digest. Campers learned about deep sea vision by making underwater goggles. We learned how camouflage helps animals hide from their predators and how bioluminescence can help both predators and prey. Watch how ostracods use their adaptation to stay alive!
|A little burst of light!|
|What did this owl eat...?|
|A human-sized owl!|
|Scaring away the counselors with his talons|
|Deep sea gardens|
|Skyping with Ruth from WhaleTimes!|
The Creep into the Deep program is offered by WhaleTimes where the campers will join marine biologists virtually as they explore the deep sea in the Gulf of Mexico. The Research is funded by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, award #NA14OAR0110264