A lot of work goes into preserving the specimens in our natural history collections. Get a look behind the scenes, with Dawn as your guide, in today’s episode of Curious By Nature.
Dawn told us all about the process of preserving specimens through a process called taxidermy. Want to get a better understanding of how our experts do this process? Click here to download our DIY taxidermy activity and see what you can create with scrap fabric, some stuffing, and a stick.
How do mammals and birds stay warm in the winter, dry in water, and protected from wind and sun? They’ve got fur or feathers! Click here to download our handout to explore different types of fur and feathers and how they keep animals, like raccoons, warm!
Join educators Marjorie and Becca on Wednesday, August 26, for a live snake Critter Connection during our upcoming Curious By Nature LIVE: Sensational Snakes! Learn all about snake bodies, how snakes hunt and eat, and where they live. Register your young scientists here.