January 29, 2018 David Todd

Learn how an owl’s unique physical adaptations allow it to be a successful night-time hunter. Practice inquiry skills by dissecting owl pellets to determine their diet. Hike through owl territory to observe their habitat.

great horned owl

Take a walk through owl territory, where classes will discover the features of a forest and field habitat that fulfill an owl’s needs for survival, and its role within the food web.

Owls are sometimes heard among the trees. Students will learn about vocal communications and have an opportunity to listen to, and practice calling owls.

Students will also have an opportunity to practice scientific methods of investigation by dissecting and examining sterilized owl pellets and matching bone remnants to bone charts, to determine the owl’s diet.

Half Day  |  All Year

Curriculum Connections:
• Science and Technology
• Life Systems – Grade 4: Habitats and Communities



TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE: For the safety of our visitors, the boardwalk on the Lookout Trail (L2) is currently closed. The Lookout spot is still open and is accessible by trail sections (L5-L4-L3). There is no access to the lookout from L1.