This last Saturday Safari we learned all about camouflage; from the mimic octopus which can change into any color and imitate shapes of other sea animals for protection, to the chameleon which changes its colors because of territorial purposes and emotions. We then, watched the special Eric Carle animated movie, “The Mixed up Chameleon.” After that, we took a tour of the museum, and looked at all of the different ways in which animals camouflage themselves; the kids even had a chance to pet a Horned Owl and an Arctic Owl. After the tour we went up to the craft room and made our own animal camouflage shirts. The kids had such a fun time with this Saturday Safari. Next week we will be learning all about animal fur.
Emilie, museum educator