Students will dive into the study of animal adaptations, focusing on the American beaver. Each activity reinforces nine physical American beaver adaptations that make it uniquely suited to its wetland habitat: strong teeth, broad tail, nictitating membrane, nose and ear flap, thick fur, waterproofing oil, split nail, webbed feet, and strong front nails. Students will play the engaging Beaver LODGE-ic board game, sort descriptive and explanatory beaver facts, and create a new product using the concept of biomimicry to understand the important role the American beaver plays in wetlands across the Pacific Northwest.
Important information about borrowing a kit:
- We offer these kits for free to Washington County Educators. All ECO kits are supplied with necessary materials and instructions. If you are missing any supplies, please let us know!
- Standard loan time is 3 weeks. If you need more time, please indicate that on your request form.
- Please arrange a time to pick-up your ECO kit at our office (7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124) as well as a time to return it to our office. We may be able to arrange a staff member to bring the kit to you.
- Questions? Email Kristina Peterson.