DEN Connects: October (Creature Feature)


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Creature Feature (Things That Go Bump in the Night)

When I think of October I think of Ghouls, Ghosts and Scary Creatures. This month’s DEN Connects is all about some not so scary creatures “That Go Bump in the Night!”


3 DE Resources

Nocturnal Raptors: A Look at Barn Animals

Jeff Corwin’s Moving Up River

Coral Reefs at Night



SOS #53: Things that Make You Go Hmmm – This can be used for each of the video segments


1 Suggested Activity

Sign Up for the Monster Exchange Project


3 Conversation Starters

  1. If you were nocturnal, how would you hunt in the dark?
  2. What special adaptations do animals have to possess to enable them to hunt at night?
  3. Why are coral reefs unable to complete photosynthesis?


Have questions or need support? Contact our DEN Connector of the Month:

Heather Hurley –


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