This episode focuses on how to set up a safe backyard habitat, including the critical components to make your yard a sanctuary for wild animals. Join Wildlife Center staff and backyard naturalists to learn how we can create safe spaces to attract wildlife while minimizing our impact and chance of disturbance for our wild neighbors.
Join us for Untamed Unfiltered, as we sit down with some of the Center's Untamed producers and featured staff members, and take a deeper look inside each episode. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with former front-desk staffer and master naturalist Kate Guenther, and backyard habitat hobbyist Lydia Price.
- The Center's Backyard Wildlife Habitat
- National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Certification
- Virginia Master Naturalists
- Native Plant Society
- Monarch Waystation Program
- Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Bears as Neighbors
- Deer as Neighbors
- Avoid a Sticky Situation
- Keeping your Feeders Clean
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? Backyard Habitats: In (About) 2 Minutes is a quick look at the major concepts and ideas explored in this Untamed episode and is a quick resource for teachers who want to kick off a discussion.
Discussion questions and activities are provided for those educators who want to utilize Untamed in the classroom. One set of discussion questions is designed to be used in combination with the full Untamed episode; another set of discussion questions can be utilized with the In (About) 2 Minutes video.
- Untamed Discussion Questions: Backyard Habitats
- Backyard Habitats Classroom Activity
- Untamed wildlife coloring pages
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