At-home activities

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Butterflies and moths help make the world a beautiful place. More than 160,000 species can be found fluttering in a diversity of habitats, from mountaintops to deserts and tropical forests. By... Go to activity
July 6, 2020

Sea otter snacktime

Activity: Otter math To stay warm and full of energy, sea otters must eat a quarter of their weight each day! How much you would need to eat if you were a sea otter? Let's find out: Start by weighing... Go to activity
June 30, 2020

Golden eagle Deschutes

Activity: Eagle eye Golden eagles have exceptional eyesight. Their eyes are so large and sensitive that they can see a rabbit move from more than a mile away! Can you see as well as an eagle? Pick an... Go to activity
June 25, 2020

Beaver walk

Beavers are a keystone species, which means they help many other species survive. By building dams across streams, beavers create wetlands that many frogs, salamanders, fish and birds depend on... Go to activity
June 16, 2020

Naked mole rats

Activity: Moley burrows Naked mole rats live in vast underground burrows that can cover an area the size of multiple football fields! Their tunnels contain many chambers that are used for different... Go to activity
June 11, 2020