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100 Missouri Miles Challenge for Elementary Students

These sites are about the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge and they are aimed at elementary school students. Includes links to the official 100 Missouri Miles website, Missouri State Parks website, a field guide from the Missouri Department of Conservation, and tips for your next hike. Also includes links to 14 eThemes resources on wildlife conservation, fitness and exercise, Missouri geography and landforms, Missouri native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, birds, butterflies, mammals, frogs and toads, turtles, lizards, snakes and insects.

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This is the official 100 Missouri Miles Challenge website. Join groups, enter the challenge, find events and trails, or see how many trail miles the governor and first lady have logged. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
You can hover over the "Things To Do" tab and then click on "I Want To...Go Hiking" or "I Want To...Go Bicycling" for a list of upcoming events, advisories, and links to Missouri State Parks that feature these activities. Click on "Browse All Activities" to access information on horse-and-rider-accessible, wheelchair-accessible, or ATV-accessible trails. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This site has lots of information about trails in the state of Missouri. You can get on their mailing list to receive trail-related updates and other information. NOTE: The site is not yet live. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Browse through this wide variety of resources and other information on what to know before you go hiking, outdoor skills, what gear to bring, safety and first aid, hiking etiquette, and more. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This site includes links to photographs and information about Missouri's abundant plants and wildlife. Each entry includes a photograph, a description of the plant or animal, its habitat, life cycle, ecosystem connections, and more.
Start eating healthy and getting active! These sites are about exercise and fitness. Includes videos, activity ideas, a link to the Presidential fitness challenges, and more. Also includes links to the eThemes resources: "Physical Education: Jump Rope" and "100 Missouri Miles for Elementary School Students."
These sites are about the different geographical regions and natural resources in Missouri. Learn about the Ozarks, the Ozark border, glaciated plains, Osage plains, and Mississippi lowlands. Includes classroom activities, plus videos from the Missouri Heritage series. There are links to eThemes Resources on Missouri maps, rivers, and regions.
These sites provide information about native trees in Missouri. The information includes scientific and common names, growing conditions, uses, pictures, a timeline, and a lesson plan. There are links to eThemes Resources on gardening, trees, and Missouri wildflowers.
These websites are about shrubs and small trees that are native to Missouri, and include physical descriptions of the plants, ways in which they have been used by Native Americans, and their uses today. There are also ideas for using native plants to create gardens and habitat for wildlife. Included are eThemes resources on native trees and wildflowers.
Wild and native plants provide biodiversity. Learn about the native wildflowers of Missouri. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on gardening.
These sites have information about several species of birds found in Missouri. The birds covered include the bluebird, ruby-throated hummingbird, red-headed woodpecker, and the great blue heron. Read about their physical appearance, habitat, behavior, diet, and nesting. Listen to their calls and view many photographs. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on birds.
These sites are about butterflies found in Missouri, including brush-footed butterflies, skippers, swallowtails, and sulphurs. Learn about their life cycle, characteristics, and defense mechanisms. Watch a movie that shows a metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. There are links to eThemes Resources on butterflies and the migration of monarchs.
These sites are about Missouri mammals, including the river otter, raccoon, coyote, beaver, opossum, and gray squirrel. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these mammals and the tracks they leave. There are diagrams of some of the animals and their bodies. Linked are eThemes Resources on mammals and other Missouri animals such as bobcats, foxes, and the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse.
These sites are about Missouri's frogs and toads. Includes information about gray treefrogs, American toads, green frogs, and wood frogs. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species.
These sites are about Missouri turtles, including snapping turtles, alligator snapping turtles, stinkpot turtles, three-toed box turtles, and ornate box turtles. Learn about the physical characteristics, diet, reproduction, habitat, and behaviors of each type. View several photographs of these turtles in the wild.
These sites are about Missouri's 13 species of lizards. Includes information on the eastern collared lizard, five-lined skink, racerunner, western slender glass lizard, and more. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs.
These sites are about Missouri snakes, including Osage copperheads, timber rattlesnakes, bullsnakes, and prairie kingsnakes. Learn about the physical characteristics, food, reproduction, habitat, and behavior of each species. Includes several photographs of these snakes and some charts highlighting the similarities among species.
Explore these websites about insects and their relatives. Included are picture galleries of different types of insects, insect themed activities and games, and insect recipes. There are also online videos, audio clips, and quizzes. Included are eThemes resources on ants, bees, ladybugs, butterflies, silkworms, and grasshoppers.
These sites focus on wildlife conservation. Learn how to help conserve rare, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats as well as promote conservation awareness in a community. Also understand the effect of animal's extinction on nature and human. Includes a lesson plan and activities. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Animals: Endangered Species.

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