Connecting Children to Animals
NSTAPosition Statement on Responsible Use of Live Animals and Dissection in the Science Classroom
Certified Wildlife Habitat:
•Apps—Merlin Bird ID
•Facebook Groups—IN Nature, Birding in Indiana, ICAN Learn Outdoors, Indiana Wildlife Photography, Insect Identification, Hoosier Herpetological Society
Scaly, Slimy Fun in Prekindergarten
Eastburn, Mark; Ackerman, Andrea; Jones, Bevan. Science and Children; Washington Vol. 55, Iss. 2, (Oct 2017): 48-55.
•Cultivating relationships with animals, both real and imagined, is one of the best ways to foster empathy during early childhood. Children want to run like deer, to slither along the ground like snakes, to be clever as a fox and quick like a bunny. There's no need for endangered species here – there are more than enough common, everyday species to fill the lives of children. And the environmentally correct notion of not anthropomorphizing animals can be thrown out the window.
Resource: Kauffman Field to Nature of the Midwest (aff link)
Identiflier (aff link)