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At-Home Learning – Museum Offerings

Exploring Reptiles: Marine Iguanas

printable marine iguanas fact sheet Marine Iguanas                        Where Do They Live? Marine iguanas are native to the Galapagos Islands where they live in colonies on rocky shores. What Do They Eat? Marine iguanas are herbivores.  They eat algae and seaweed that grow on the...
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Exploring Bird Life: Hummingbirds

printable hummingbird fact sheet Hummingbirds                                        Why Are We Called Hummingbirds? The name comes from the sound of fast flapping wings.  A hummingbird’s wings can beat anywhere from 12 times a second for large species, and 80...
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Exploring Bird Life: Osprey

  Printable osprey fact sheet Osprey Where Do We Live? Osprey are raptors, or predators, found on every continent except Antarctica.  They live near the coast, lakes, and rivers. Where Do We Nest? Osprey nest in open areas on the tops of trees, cliffs, utility poles, and human-built platforms.  Pairs will return to the same...
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Exploring Bird Life: Owls

printable owl fact sheet & activity Owls Your children can have fun at home learning about fascinating inhabitants of the natural world and doing enjoyable creative projects. “Exploring Birds” is the latest in a series of online offerings from the Vanderbilt Museum’s educators. This project includes fascinating owl facts, drawings to print for your children...
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Exploring Lepidoptera: Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly

printable fact sheet Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Butterfly Children can have fun at home learning about fascinating inhabitants of the natural world and doing enjoyable creative projects. The Queen Alexandra Birdwing Butterfly is the latest in the “Exploring Lepidoptera” series from the Vanderbilt Museum’s educators. It includes fascinating facts and drawings to print for your children...
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