Choose a few pelt squares. Hold each one up to the hillside and think about camouflage. Would the time of day or time year make a difference? Does how far away you stand make a difference?
What changes would you make to the pelt to make it more successful in this habitat? What changes would you make to the habitat to make the pelt more successful?
Make sure the correct pelt gets back into each video box and the lid of the clear box gets closed tightly.
DO NOT DO THIS ACTIVITY IF IT IS ACTIVELY RAINING! Microscopic sprinkles are fine, but moisture will damage the pelt squares. If there's any chance they're going to get a big raindrop on them, keep the pelts in the box and go do a different activity.
Give each student a pelt on which they can become an expert. Have them read the video box to get to know their animal a little bit. Give them time to think of ways their animal either does or does not blend in within the Namanu forest.
Don't be afraid to move. Compare the pelts to the bark chips, but also compare them to a variety of backgrounds. Cross Bobcat Boulevard. Walk down the trail a little way. Do some distance tests.
Tie the activity in with other times throughout the day you talk about camouflage, adaptation, fur, etc.