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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor activity, learners design devices that will catch prey or gather plants. After testing their devices, learners investigate the food-gathering adaptations of animals in their...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor game, learners role play populations linked in a food chain. The resource suggests a chain with plant, grasshopper, frog, and hawk, but other food chains can be role-played, for...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    During this interactive "survival" game, students learn about the importance of camouflage and how it helps animals to blend into their surroundings, as either predator or prey. Learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This outdoor activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into how the amount of moisture in a sand dune relates to the number of plants growing there. Groups of learners will...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    Minnesota Zoo
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    In this activity, learners simulate a wolf and its habitat and observe what happens when the limiting factors change over time. This activity is designed for large groups of learners, but would...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this outdoor game, learners simulate a herd of deer trying to survive in an area called the "home range." Learners explore the concept of "carrying capacity"—what size...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    National Park Service
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    This detailed lesson plan for a field trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah (page 32 of pdf) teaches students about the habitat of bighorn sheep. The trip, which includes a strenuous hike,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    Minnesota Zoo
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    In this activity, some learners pretend to be wolves, while the other learners pretend to be the prey of the wolf. The goal of the simulation is to have the wolves work together to survive. This...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
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    Use the Zoo Calendar (page 1 of PDF) to involve learners in interdisciplinary, whole language, and writing activities about ecological concepts. Each 30-45 minute activity emphasizes the concept of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this set of outdoor games, learners play the role of monkeys that are trying to get enough resources (food, shelter, and space) to survive. They play several simple games which involve strength,...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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