Animal Camouflage, Advanced

 

Skill Level:  2

Original Honor:  2015
AdventSource Honors Handbook PDF
AdventSource Catalog: Advanced Star Order  (must have approved order login) (link from AdventSource)
Wiki.pathfindersonline.org Article/Answer Key 
Originating Institution: North American Division

 

Requirements:

1.Have the Animal Camouflage Honor.

2.What role does camouflage play in the world today? Describe ways that three industries or organizations use camouflage.

3.Pick one animal from each of the following habitats and describe what type of camouflage it uses:

a.Desert

b.Prairie/Grassland

c.Tundra

d.Forest/ Jungle

e.Ocean

4.Pick one animal from each of the following phyla and describe what type of camouflage it uses.

a.Reptile

b.Mammal

c.Amphibian

d.Bird

e.Fish

f.Mollusk or Crustacean

5.Do one of the following:

a.Visit a pet shop, zoo or other zoological park and find a minimum of 5 animals that use animal camouflage.  

i.List each animal

ii.List what types of camouflage they use

iii.List what environment/habitat they inhabit in the wild

iv.Using a Venn diagram or its equivalent, Compare and contrast three of the animals with specific attention to their use of camouflage.

b.Own and/or help care for (2 weeks) an animal who uses camouflage.

i.List the type of camouflage it uses

ii.List what environment/habitat they inhabit in the wild

iii.Using a Venn diagram or its equivalent, compare and contrast its use of camouflage with a similar animal that does not use camouflage.  

iv.Describe what role you played in its care, and whether it ever used its animal camouflage to hide from you.

c.Visit a Park or Habitat Protection Area and with the help of a docent or interpretive media, identify several native species of wildlife that use animal camouflage.

i.List each animal

ii.List what types of camouflage they use

iii.List what environment/habitat they inhabit in the wild

iv.Using a Venn diagram or its equivalent, Compare and contrast three of the animals with specific attention to their use of camouflage.

6.Prepare and present a devotional about animal camouflage.  Include a meaningful spiritual application.  Bible passages that may be used include:

a.Psalm 32:7

b.Psalm 119:14

c.Jeremiah 23:24

d.1 Peter 5:8

e.Titus 1:10

f.Hebrews 4:13

g.Revelation 6;15-16