If you are, you may have noticed that you’re sharing your environment with more and more animals.
From raccoon and deer, to foxes and falcons, lots of animals have discovered that cities are good places to live. They’re finding plenty of food, sometimes right under our noses. And buildings and bridges mimic natural features as safe places for them to nest and rest.
Introduce children to their wildlife neighbors with Wild Ones: Observing City Critters. Kids will follow Scooter, a curious canine, as he dashes, darts, and zips through the city. Along the way he discovers wonderfully wild residents. But he doesn’t notice all the critters in his neighborhood? Will you? Look closely!
Wild Ones: Observing City Critters is a delightful read that will open the eyes of the reader to the beauty and diversity of wildlife that live all around us. . . . We share space with animals, and our encounters with them can be awe-inspiring,” says Seth Magle the Director of the Urban Wildlife Institute at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.
Teachers: Be sure to check out the free online lesson plans and activities like the one below.
Next Generation Science (DCI K-3)
- LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
- LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Common Core (ELA K-3)
- Key Ideas and Details: K.1, 1.1, 2.1, 3.1
- Integration and Knowledge of Ideas: K.7, 1.7, 2.7, 3.7