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K-12 Connections Event
Mammal Tracks
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Students are invited to become nature detectives. Winter is a wonderful time to learn about the clues animals leave behind. Students take an imaginary hike and learn how to identify common Iowa mammal tracks. Questions about mammal tracks are posed to the students. This interactive program allows time for student questions so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books Who Made These Tracks? and Is Your Mama a Lama? or alternate titles.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:
Monarch Tagging
Life on the Prairie
Animal Winter Preparation
Unhuggable Animals
Mammals of Iowa
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

We must have at least 2 registered and confirmed classes in order to offer this ICN session. If we have to cancel the class you will receive email notification prior the day of the session.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check The Classroom Resource ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • WILD CHRONICLES (Grade Level: 5-12)

Check out additional 'Classroom Resources' prepared and compiled by IPTV K-12 Connections staff.

Only twelve interactive sites are scheduled for each session. Videotaping is NOT available.

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown
Educational Telecommunications
(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
February 05, 2014
 Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, January 31, 2014
February 05, 2014
 Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, January 31, 2014
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