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Educational Resources


"Animals of North Dakota and Their Habitats"


A 90 slide 45 minute presentation designed to complement

4th grade North Dakota Studies


Topics

"Which Burrowing Animals Keep Their Bedrooms Clean?"

"Which North Dakota Animals are Fast Runners?"

"Which Boy Birds Try to Impress the Girls?"

"Are Blue Jays the only Blue Birds in North Dakota?"

"Which Raptors Travels from Argentina to Nest in North Dakota?"

"How and Why do Animals Clean Their Noses?"

"What is the North Dakota State Bird?"

"Which Birds Summer in Canada and Winter in North Dakota?"

"What's for Lunch?"

"Which Animals are the Tallest and Largest?"

"Do Animals Care for Each Other?"

"Who lives the Longest?"

"Habitats and Their Threats"

"Where to see Animals"


Photos and/or Text are provided from the following animals

Red fox, red-headed woodpeckter, ferral horse, American badger, black-tailed prairie dog, burrowing owl, coyote, pronghorn, porcupine, white-tailed deer, black-capped chickadee, Eastern bluebird, sharp-tailed grouse, great horned owl, bluejay, mountain bluebird, great blue heron, white-faced ibis, Swainson's hawk, American goldfinch, cedar waxwing, elk, moose, American bison, mule deer, Western meadowlark, Cooper's hawk, ferruginous hawk, red-tailed hawk, American bald eagle, rough-legged hawk, Snowy owl, eared grebe, mallard hen and her ducklings, ring-billed gull, Northern shoveler   

Presentations


February 22, 2017 4th grade Liberty Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota


February 24, 2017 4th gradeLiberty Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota

January 31, 2018 4th grade Liberty Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota


February 2, 2018 4th grade Liberty Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota


March 8, 2018 4th grade Turtle Lake Elementary School North Dakota


May 4, 2018 Bismarck Mandan Area Home Educators at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library


January 25, 2019 4th grade classes (4) Liberty Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota


February 15, 2019 4th & 5th grade classes Roosevelt Elementary School Bismarck North Dakota


"How Animals Adapt to Their Habitats"


A 56 slide 25 minute presentation designed for 2nd and 3rd grade students studying animals and nature


Topics

Nine Habitats of the World

How Much Ice is in the World and How Do Icebergs Form?

How are Habitats Changing with Global Warming?

Important Animal Adaptations

Families and Herds

Being Able to Fly

Migration

Camouflage

Hibernation

Speed

Burrowing

Nests

Finding Food

Specialized Diet

Varied Diet

Hunting Techniques

Living in Trees

Protective Coats

Big and Powerful

When Habitat Changes Some Animals Don’t Do Well

Animals Most Threatened by Climate Change

Habitats Most Threatened by Climate Change

Threats to Habitat and Animals in North Dakota

Let us Stay Wild!


Photos and/or Text are provided from the following animals:

Giant panda, gentoo penguin, black-tailed prairie dog, wood stork, Swainson's hawk, lion, black caiman, pronghorn, cheetah, American badger, burrowing owl, Eastern bluebird, American goldfinch, American bald eagle, brown bear, grizzly bear, red fox, three-toed sloth, porcupine, killer whale, leopard seal, coyote, elk, moose, American bison, snowy owl, Sumatran rhinocerus, Adélie penguin, caribou, whooping crane, African elephant, ring-billed gull, Northern shoveler


Photos and/or Text are provided from the following locations:

Pleneau Bay Antarctica

Perito Merino Glacier Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Holgate Glacier Kenai Fjords National Park Alaska

Petermann Island Antarctica

Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Dakota

St. Augustine Florida

Serengeti National Park Tanzania Africa

Lake Sandoval Peru

Denali National Park Alaska

White Oak Conservation Center Yulee Florida

Turtle Lake North Dakota

General Sibley Park Bismarck North Dakota

Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge North Dakota

Bifengxia Conservation and Research Center of Giant Panda Ya'an China

Katmai National Park Alaska

Tortuguero National Park Costa Rica

McKenzie Slough North Dakota

Way Kambas National Park Sumatra Indonesia

Hudson Bay Manitoba Canada

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Texas

Tarangire National Park Tanzania

Half Moon Caye Belize   


Highland Acres Elementary School

Third Grade

March 31, 2017


Highland Acres Elementary School

Third Grade

February 5, 2018


Roosevelt Elementary School

Third Grade

March 31, 2017


Roosevelt Elementary School

Third Grade

February 5, 2018


Highland Acres Elementary School

2- Third Grade Class

January 16, 2019



Roosevelt Elementary School

Third Grade

January 18, 2019

Events


September 10th & 11th, 2016- The First Presbyterian Fine Arts Festival- 214 E. Thayer Ave. Bismarck


Open House October 12, 2016 from 3 to 6 PM at:


Dakota Reflections Gallery

Independent Doctors Horizon Clinic

4535 Northern Sky Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota

 

December 2-4, 2016, Bismarck Holiday Showcase, more than 200 Pride of Dakota members at the Holiday Showcase- great unique products including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, apparel, children and pet items, and more


April 28, 2017 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books event,  from 7-9:30 pm at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library


October 27th & 28th, 2017- The First Presbyterian Fine Arts Festival- 214 E. Thayer Ave. Bismarck


April 27, 2018 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books event,  from 7-9:30 pm at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library


April 12, 2019 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books event,  from 7-9:30 pm at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library


December 6-8, 2019, Bismarck Holiday Showcase, more than 200 Pride of Dakota members at the Holiday Showcase- great unique products including gourmet food, wine, art, books, jewelry, apparel, children and pet items, and more

Greeting Cards

“Maternal Love”


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“Afternoon Nap”


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“Best Friends Forever”


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“I’ve Just Got to Jump”


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“I’ve Got Your Back”


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“Cuddling to Stay Warm”


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“What am I Doing with this Feather?”


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“That Was Great, Give Me Five”


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Children's Nature Books Series

Will You Be My Friend?




Roxy, Leo and Moxy are baby red foxes who love to play and explore together!  Photographed in North Dakota.


"Foxy Babies" is a book about sibling releationships, playing with other and getting along.  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of wild red foxes.



Soft Cover- $19.99


Baby Giant Panda Xian Long (Little Dragon) gets help from his sister Bao Bao (Treasured Baby) in learning to climb a tree!  Photographed in China.


"Baby Panda Adventure" is a book about sibling releationships and helping each other to learn a skill.  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of baby Giant Pandas in Panda reserves in Chengdu.


Soft Cover- $19.99





Baby red foxes Moxy and Leo live in Foxy Town USA.  Count the Baby Foxes and see how they greet their Mom!  Photographed in North Dakota.


"Foxy Town USA" is a book about learning to count and family releationships, .  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of wild red foxes.


Soft cover- $19.99





Mike and Molly are Mountain Bluebirds.  See how they build their nest and feed their babies! Photographed in North Dakota.


"Seven Reasons to Love Mountain Bluebirds" is a book about parental responsibility and family.  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of wild Mountain Bluebirds.


Soft cover- $19.99




Leo is a baby Red Fox who needs to learn to go potty in the right place!  Advice is given on potty training.  Wild animals were photographed throughout the world.


"Time to Go Potty" is a book about learing the skill of going potty with photographs of animals going potty.  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of wild animals including mammals and birds.


Soft cover- $19.99







Leo is a baby Red Fox who needs to learn to go potty in the right place!  Advice is given on potty training.  Wild animals were photographed throughout the world.


"Time to Go Potty" is a book about learing the skill of going potty with photographs of animals going potty.  The book is soft cover and 30 pages long, all with actual photographs of wild animals including mammals and birds.


Soft cover- $19.99






Nature


“Nature” is a 60-page book with hard cover and photographs with informative captions about animals and landscapes throughout the world.  Photographs include: brown bears (7), polar bears (3), arctic fox, African elephant, Kilimanjaro, giraffe (2), cheetah (2), Denali, guanacos, Fer-de-Lance, black caiman, great egret, white-faced ibis, snowy owl (2), little blue heron, sharp-tailed grouse, Cooper’s hawk, osprey, red-tailed hawk, moose, magnificent hummingbird, slaty flowerpiercer, long-tailed silky flycatcher, brown-throated three-toed sloth, chestnut-colored woodpecker, roseate spoonbills, Sumatran rhinoceros (2), bighorn sheep, St. Mary Lake- Glacier National Park, Badlands sunset, American bison skeleton, icebergs (2), Paine Grande- Torres del Paine National Park, Pleneau Bay- Antarctica, Southern elephant seals (2), Gentoo penguins (4), Antarctic fur seals, orca, leopard seal, Mt. Fitz Roy- Los Glaciares National Park, dragonfly, purple-throated woodstar, collared incas.  Countries included in the book include: United State- Alaska, North Dakota, Florida, Montana; Canada- Manitoba; Africa- Tanzania; South America- Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru; Central America- Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize; Asia- Indonesia; Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia.  Photographs included in the book were taken from 2007 to 2015.


Hard cover- $39.99


coming in 2020!- Nature II- photographs taken in 2016-2019



Prints and Premium Gallery Canvas are available for any photograph on the Dakota Reflections website dakotareflections.com

 

Prints: (inches)

8x10- $14.99

11x14- $24.99

16x20- $44.99

20x30- $59.99


Matted Prints (Autographed)

8x10 photo matted with double white mat to 11x14- $24.99


Premium Gallery Wrapped Canvas

•Patented lightweight construction

•Museum quality canvas mounted on sturdy 1.25" board

•Ready to hang with hardware installed

•Made with archival inks with colors that will last generations


Sizes (inches)

•11x14 $74.99

•16x20 $99.99

•20x30 $149.99

•30x40 $249.99


Greeting Cards (4 different cards per package) $9.99



 Books, Cards, Photos and Prints for Conservation


100 percent of proceeds generated by Dakota Reflections books, greeting cards, photos and gallery prints will be donated to wildlife conservation organizations and zoos for programs or exhibits with emphasas on wildlife conservation. and education.  Please contact Stephen McDonough at dakotareflections@gmail.com for further information.



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"Jump"

December 2-4, 2016, Bismarck Holiday Showcase,


"Best Friends Forever"

April 28, 2017 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books



"Lean on Me"

October 27th & 28th, 2017

The First Presbyterian Fine Arts Festival



"Time for a Nap"

April 27, 2018 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books


"The Seventh Reason to Love Mountain Bluebirds"

April 12, 2019 Bismarck Library Foundation’s The Art of Books

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