Activity packets are available through the ICF Education Department for use in your classroom. Contact ICF for more information at (608) 356-9462, ext. 127, or follow the links below to download PDF versions of the packets:
Level I: Chick Chat: An Introduction to Cranes
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"Chick Chat" includes information about cranes and a variety of fun activities to excite students about cranes. Activities include a coloring book, crane puppet and puzzles. Activities in the packet can be used either before a field trip or as post-field trip follow-up.
1. Level 1 Arap Sang and the Cranes
2. Level 1 Meg in the Egg Coloring Book2
3. Level 1 Student Pages
4. Level 1 Teacher Instructions 2006
Level II: Cranes, Kids and Wetlands: Exploring Cranes and Their Habitats
"Cranes, Kids and Wetlands" includes information about cranes, their biology, and wetland and prairie ecosystems. A variety of projects will engage students in crane conservation. Activities in the packet can be used either before the field trip or as post-field trip follow-up.
1. Level 2 Student Pages Unit 1
2. Level 2 Student Unit 2
3. Level 2 Teacher Instructions
Level III: Cranes, Communities and Cultures
"Cranes, Communities and Cultures" includes information about cranes and their biology, information about wetland and prairie ecosystems, and humankind’s role in their protection. The packet also includes activities and follow-up projects.
- Level 3 Student Pages Unit 1
- Level 3 Student Pages Unit 2
- Level 3 Teacher Instructions
Level IV: Crane Conservation: Studies in Crane Behavior, Genetic Diversity, and the Linkages between People and Cranes
"Crane Conservation" includes an introduction to the study of ethology, genetics, the connection between cranes and humans, and information on cranes and their biology. The packet also includes a field guide to crane behavior that will help familiarize students with the unique crane behaviors that they will observe during a field trip to ICF.
1. Level 4 Field Guide
2. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 1
3. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 2
4. Level 4 Student Pages Unit 3
5. Level 4 Teacher Instructions
Activities in Spanish
1. ¡Ay Que Huesos!
2. Crane Dance
3. Criaturas Que se Arrastran y Saltan
4. Formidables Adaptaciones
5. La Casa de la Grulla
6. La Grulla de Papel
7. La pulsera grulla.pdf
8. Los Cambios Buenos o Malos
9. Pio Pio y Creciendo
10. ¿Que es una grulla?
11. quien es este pajaro grande.pdf
12. Si el Pico te Sirve Jusalo
13. Usa la cabeza
14. Y las Estaciones...