Through a wide variety of imaginative projects, fascinating stories, visual presentations and fun hands-on activities, students will travel the globe and through the nature world- and gallop, soar, crawl and swim with the creatures in the amazing animal kingdom. With emphasis on geography and ever-changing habitats around the world, students will journey through different countries to meet every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the extraordinary. Students will discover wild and wonderful creatures like the walking Red-Lipped Batfish of the Galapagos Islands and about the Chinese Water Deer with their vampire tusks. And let's not forget about the dread-headed Bergamasco Shepard or the giraffe necked Gerenuks. As students travel, they will learn about the connection between geography, terrain and weather to different animals and their characteristics, adaptive qualities and life skills. Students will be challenged to think about... why do some countries or regions have unique animals not seen anywhere else? Exactly how does different geography affect animal selection and development? How do different habitats around the world support different animals? What adaptations allow animals to survive and thrive? Exciting projects, crafts and animal art are used as a means of fostering a greater love and understanding of animals, geography and habitats- and the importance and impact that small changes can make.