General Lab Information


Animal Tracking

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Students will explore the methods of animal tracking and how to use knowledge of science to track animals. Six animals that are endemic to the BNL site will be discussed and students will apply what they learned through an interactive guessing game and coloring activity.

Vocabulary: footprint/track, toes, claws, pads, family

Session Information: This activity is available in-person or virtually.

In-Person Session Information Virtual Session Information
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Activities are pre-selected based on grade level
  • Up to two classes per session, maximum 30 students/class
  • Session times are Tuesday - Friday, 10 - 10:30 a.m., 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., and 12:30 - 1 p.m.
  • Select one activity
  • Up to two classes per session
  • Teachers will receive detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking
  • Secure link to videoconferencing platform will be provided

All in-person activities are interactive, hands-on student experiences guided by our instructors. All virtual activities are interactive, instructor-led experiences that are either facilitated with students using materials from school/home or demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.

New York State Standards

New York State Science Learning Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Crosscutting Concepts

Science and Engineering Practices

LS1.A: Structure and Function

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

Systems and System Models

Structure and Function

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Developing and Using Models

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Next Generation English Language Arts Standards

Speaking and Listening


Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

New York State Standards for the Arts


Visual Arts 10.1


Program Audience

2nd Grade