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  1. Chicago-Area Salamanders

    Did you know you can find salamanders right here in Chicago? Here are seven local specimens of these amphibians, and learn about their habitat, diet, and distinguishable characteristics. Learn More
  2. Leopard Frog and Common Toad

    Examine the extraordinary coloration of these amphibians, and observe their similarities and differences. The Common Toad and Leopard Frog are excellent examples of how well an animal's skin can provide camouflage. Learn More
  3. Animal Habitats: Pond

    Animals live where they can find resources to meet their needs for food, water, shelter, and reproduction. These places are called habitats. Animals that share the same habitat often interact with and depend on other plant and animal species in the habitat. Use the contents of this box to make connections between animals and a pond habitat through dramatic play with pond puppets and contrast real specimens of dragonflies, beaver pelts, bluegills, and turtle shells. Learn More
  4. Tiger Salamander

    You will have to look hard to find an example of this amphibian in the wild. The Tiger Salamander prefers to spend its time under logs and stones, and is usually seen only during its fall migration from the grassy forest toward swamps and ponds. Learn More
  5. Frogs and Toads

    Examine the difference between frogs and toads. A good place to start is by looking at their skin and legs/feet! Learn More
  6. A Good Egg

    Animal embryos develop in eggs, which provide development, nourishment and protection. The egg structures of different species differ in unique ways that ensure the survival of their embryos. Examine the eggs of snakes, birds, frogs, and other animals up close to learn about their differences and how the habitats in which they are laid relate to their form and care. Spanish language activity book and object cards are available upon request. Attention: Some of the items in this box are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and may only be borrowed by educational institutions that are open to the general public and are non-profit (such as a public or charter school), but may not be borrowed by private individuals or institutions without a special permit. If you have any questions about whether you or your institution qualify to borrow this box without a permit, please contact us. Learn More

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