Animal Adaptations

Educator Workshop: Animal Adaptations

This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the fauna that occur in Utah's habitats and the adaptations that they use to survive in their habitats. Teachers will be prepared to effectively demonstrate to students the concept of adaptation as well as practice activities that will help students better understand how the evolution of adaptation works.

Museum expert, Eric Rickart, will also share his research on mammals in the Great Basin and how they are adapting to climate change.

With hands-on observation of museum specimens and exploration of lesson plans to take back to the classroom, be prepared to learn more about Utah’s animals and the adaptations they use to survive in Utah’s habitats.

This workshop is designed for 4th grade teachers, but all welcome.

Teachers will earn 3 relicensure points for attending.

Snacks will be provided. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the Museum free of charge on the day of the workshop.

Upcoming Animal Adaptation Workshops

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00am -1:00pm - This workshop is now full! 
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Click here to sign up


Please email Julie Koldewyn or call 801.587.5714 for more information.