Grades 6-8

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

From the extinct Cynognathus and Repenomamus to the plant-eating dugongs and manatees, explore some of Earth's most unusual mammals. 

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

In Pictures: Extreme Mammals

From the extinct Cynognathus and Repenomamus to the plant-eating dugongs and manatees, explore some of Earth's most unusual mammals. 

Meet the OLogist: John Flynn

Meet the OLogist: John Flynn

From "What does a paleontologist do?" to "What's your favorite ice cream flavor?", find out how paleontologist John Flynn answered kids' questions.

Mammal Flip Books

Mammal Flip Books

How do how gazelles jump straight up into the air from a standstill? And why do dolphins swim differently than fish? Create six fun flipbooks to explore how mammals move!

Super Teeth

Super Teeth

What would it be like to bite like a saber-toothed cat? Or to gnaw like a beaver? Explore other mammals' teeth with this matching game and coloring book! 

Mammal Flip Books

Mammal Flip Books

How do how gazelles jump straight up into the air from a standstill? And why do dolphins swim differently than fish? Create six fun flipbooks to explore how mammals move!

Mammal Booklist

Mammal Booklist

From a journey through the basics of evolution to a look at mammal detectives to a re-creation of the world of prehistoric predators, these kid-friendly book and DVD titles bring to life the world of extreme mammals.

Climate Change Books

Climate Change Books

From weather experiments to North Pole travel to activities for "citizen scientists," these kid-friendly titles make it easy to explore weather and climate change. 

Trails in the Snow: The Effects of Reforestation on Mammal Distribution in the Baraboo Hills

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Trails in the Snow: The Effects of Reforestation on Mammal Distribution in the Baraboo Hills

The first snowfalls of winter have transformed the landscape into a pristine, silent, unscathed world. The sounds of birds and animals that are so casual in other seasons are now magnified by silence. The bark of a squirrel is crisp and suspended in time, like the lingering imprint her paws leave on the snow.  Winter is the invigorating cold, the silent struggles for survival, the stories written by paws and hooves on the snow; small details that could easily not be noticed.

Barn Owls on the Side of the Road

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Barn Owls on the Side of the Road

The discovery of many dead barn owls lying around the highway peaked this young naturalist’s curiosity. See what he learned when from his investigation.

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