Students will be encouraged to think like a bear and “look for food to survive.” What role do weather, fire, man, and other bears mean to a young bear trying to survive on its own? Through interactive games and role playing the students will gain a better understanding of what is meant by the terms: sufficient habitat, limiting factors, and carrying capacity. Following that, students will have an opportunity to learn about special adaptations of several animals that call Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge home. Why does a beaver have a big flat tail? Or why does a fox have a big bushy tail? Why does a weasel turn white in the winter? Students will play games to learn about the special features animals have and how their activities, behaviors, and body parts help the animal to survive. More fun will be had when everyone is given the opportunity to catch fish in the Rice River. Fishing rods, bait, tackle will be provided and experienced anglers will offer assistance.