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Mountain Goats: Activity - De-Feet

Background

Mountain goats live in locations where many other big game animals cannot survive. The unique design of their feet allows them to get around in the mountain environment with ease and agility and avoid predators.

Materials

  • Shoe box feet
  • Foam feet
  • Plastic jug feet
  • Stocking feet
  • Tevas
  • Sorels
  • Tennis shoes

Procedure:

  1. Put a variety of shoes/materials on prey's (student's) feet.
  2. Prey walks a line, simulating cliffs, to and from feeding areas collecting food tokens.
  3. Object is to determine which surfaces are most effective walking and avoiding predators.

Variables:

  • Take shoes off of prey.
  • Wear 1 stocking foot/one tennis shoe.
  • Limit the space.
  • Walk prey off to side.

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Thanks to Idaho Fish and Game and Project WILD for their help and information. All of the lesson plans and activity sheets are provided by Idaho Project Wild. Permission was granted to use this material for educational purposes.

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