“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Our 2 Cents
Our students create a field guide for the area of their nature sit. Each article grows over time as the student’s awareness of details grows through research and observation over the weeks, months, and years. This is not a handout to be filled in but a format to follow.
Title: <Common Name – (Family, Genus, species)
Wild, Naturalized, Invasive, Feral, Domestic:
Why is this animal important to us? (Could be positive or negative)
Taxonomy: (with a short factoid of each. Example for a pig Order: Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulate)
- What is one individual of this species called?
- What are the sexes of this species called at the different stages?
- What is a group of this species called?
- What is birth of this species called?
- Other general terms everyone should know pertaining to this spices you want to share with others?
Characteristics of Anatomy and Physiology (function):
- Anatomy, External
- Anatomy, Digestive system
- Reproduction and Gestation
Weight at stages of development:
Cognition: in comparison to human development or other domestic
Temperament and emotions
Senses and Superpowers:
- Olfaction and gustation
- Magneto reception
- Other Senses
- What are their superpowers
Behavior at Different stages of development and the seasons
- Reproductive behavior
- Dominance and leadership
- Grazing behavior
Domestication, Use, Husbandry, Economics, Draft, Etcetera
Skills in husbandry and use
- Measuring Weight
- Measuring Size
- Feeding and Feeding needs
At different stages
- Identification of herd & individual