Students will participate in a beaver dress-up activity that illustrates the physical adaptations of the beaver. A hike along Sawmill Creek offers an excellent opportunity to observe the effects of beaver activity on the environment. Students may encounter dams, lodges, cut trees, canals, drags, or food caches. A skit of fur trade era characters offers insight into human and beaver interaction in the past. Discussion will help students understand the beaver’s role in the present.