Animal Tracks®, a
classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation,
provides ready-to-download classroom activities focused on air, habitat,
wildlife and endangered species, people and the environment, and
Habitat Is Home (Gr. K-3)
Draw habitat pictures and then talk about the ways habitats are being changed.
Teacher Background Information
The Raptor Center provides
Highway To The Tropics!, multi-disciplinary lesson plans
that center around learning about ospreys.
It's All Interconnected! (Gr. 4-8)
We look at the relationships between animals and plants on an ecosystem and habitat level.
Lake and Pond Study (Gr. 4-8)
This lesson will provide students with an in-depth look at characteristics of these two habitats and the plants and animals which live in and around them.
Nest Watch! (Gr. 4-8)
Students will look at ways to construct osprey nesting platforms and monitor artificial and natural nest sites.
Predator/Prey Relationships (Gr. 4-
Addresses predator and prey relationships and how it fits into ecosystems and habitats in Minnesota and the Southern Hemisphere.
The Rainforest (Gr. 4-8)
Students will look at the osprey's wintering sites in the Southern Hemisphere, which usually are located in or near rainforests.
River Study (Gr. 4-8)
Also provides students with an in-depth look at characteristics of this habitat and the plants and animals which live in and around the river
Wetland Wonders (Gr. 4-8)
Addresses fresh and salt water wetlands, and how the osprey is dependent upon these areas.