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Animals of Acadia - Teacher Resources

Various habitats and animals are explored in the park on this fourth-grade program. Emphasis is placed on understanding animal adaptations and endangered species by studying Acadia's beavers and peregrine falcons.

Educator's Guide (pdf - 377kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.

Maine State Learning Results


All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

General Bibliography

Long, Kim. Beavers, A Wildlife Handbook. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 2000.

Strong, Paul. Where Waters Run Beavers. Minnetonka, MN: Northwood Press, 1997.

Teacher Literature

Braus, Judy, ed. Nature Scope - Amazing Mammals, Part I. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation, 1988.

Braus, Judy, ed. Nature Scope - Amazing Mammals, Part II. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation, 1988.

MacDonald, Sharon. The Earth's Habitats. USA: Simon and Schuster Education Group, 1993.

Tomikel, John. The Nature of Things: Animals and Habitats. Elgin, PA: Allegheny Press, 1983.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Endangered Animals. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1993.

Student Literature

Alden, Peter. Peterson First Guides - Mammals. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1987.

Brady, Irene. Beaver Year. USA: Nature Works, 1987.

Buck, Margaret Waring. Where They Go in Winter. Nashville,TN: Abingdon Press, 1968.

Burnie, David. Eyewitness Explorers: Mammals. New York, NY: Doring Kindersley, Inc., 1993.

Burton, Maurice. The Life of Birds. New York, NY: Golden Press, 1972.

Field, Nancy and Sally Machlis. Discovering Endangered Species. Corallis, OR: Dog - Eared Publications, 1990.

Fourie, Denise K. Hawks, Owls, and other Birds of Prey. New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1995.

Green, John. Birds of Prey: Coloring Book. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1989.

Jessar, Jenny. Our Living World: Mammals. Woodbridge, CT: Blackbirch Press, 1993.

Mills, Enos A. In a Beaver World. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1913/1990.

Pope, Joyce. Animal Journeys. United States: Troll Associates, 1994.

Pope, Joyce. Animal Homes. United States: Troll Associates, 1994.

Wallace, Karen. Think of a Beaver. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1993.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Birds of Prey. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1991.

Wexo, John Bonnett. Zoobooks - Endangered Animals. San Diego, CA: Wildlife Educators, Ltd., 1993.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.