The Spectacled Owl is primarily a bird of tropical rain forests, being found mostly in areas where dense, old-growth forest is profuse. This species is largely nocturnal, starting activity right around the time of last light at dusk and usually being back on their roosts for the day around first light. It is a solitary, unsocial bird, usually roosting singly each day and only peaceable associating with others of their own species for reproductive purposes.
**Hypsilurus boydii (Boyd's Forest Dragon) is only in the rainforests of northern Queensland, Australia. It has very enlarged cheek scales, a prominent crest, and a yellow dewlap under its chin. It spends the majority of its time perched on the trunks of trees, usually at around head height. It typically commence activity at dawn and cease activity at dusk, remaining active even when it rains.
Fiji: The Bouma Waterfalls in Fiji's Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni Island are three separate falls, accessible by hiking from the park's visitor centre 5kms through the tropical forest. There are natural swimming holes beneath each waterfall.
Rain Sticks: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity
Engineering Challenge:Can you design and create a rain stick that sounds like a real rainstorm?Materials: (per classroom)Empty paper towel rolls or empty toilet paper rollsScissors and tape (clear and/or duct tape)Beans and riceSmall nails and hammersAluminum foil spirals (fold and roll them)Assorted papers and craft suppliesThis packet contains all the information you need to make this a great engineering activity in your classroom!