Fins & Feathers

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Penguins and fish may share a habitat, but there are stark differences in how they've adapted to survive in the sea. Through focused animal observations and activities, students compare and contrast the characteristics of these fascinating animals. Go hands-on to simulate fins and flippers moving water, investigate respiration with gills verses lungs, and model how feathers and scales work to repel water. After this standards aligned program, your students will have a whole new appreciation for penguins and fish!


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Due to a very full schedule, programs will not be extended for late-arriving groups beyond the scheduled end time. Staff will make every attempt to cover as much material as possible in the time available. Please obtain information on how to locate us in advance of your trip by visiting the directions page on our website.

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Programs are held rain or shine unless trips are cancelled by school officials or a zoo closure is in effect. Please encourage children to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.

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