Ungulates are easy-to-observe, common in some places, and incredibly charismatic, which make them great case studies for science lessons in K-12 classrooms! Here are some resources for bringing these special species into classrooms.
Migration board game: can you survive a year as a mule deer?
Put yourself in the hooves of a mule deer mom and her fawns! Play a round of A Mule Deer Year and see if you can survive a whole year!
Lesson plans and classroom activities
Why do ungulates live where they do? Students in grades 6 - 8 can explore habitat types using gVeg, an interactive web platform, and learn about why ungulates live where they do. You can view the lesson plan here.
Retrace the steps of Deer 104 as she migrates between her winter and summer ranges in western Wyoming. Learners of all ages can use this interactive map to experience migration first hand! You can start your adventure here.
More resources coming! Check back soon. Or better yet, reach out and ask if we can visit your class!
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