A visit from a wildlife biologist
7th and 8th grade students from Mrs.Evans, Mr.Schwalm, and Mr. Fox's science classes had the pleasure of listening to Mike Bruscia, the director of The Green Adventure Program
( http://greenadventureproject.com/Green-Adventure-Project/Home.aspx) talk about adaptations of artic animals. Mike's previous job for twelve years was leading artic wildlife tours for different groups with the primary focus on polar bears. He spoke to the group about different environmental factors such as snow, cold, ice covered water, radiation which force organisms to adapt in order to survive. The students enjoyed hearing many of Mike's interesting stories which ranged from crynologists studying the adaptations of artic frogs to caribou losing a pint of blood a day to mosquitos.
Here is a little clip from his presentation.