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Welcome to the Turkey Habitat

The wild turkey is one of the largest game birds in the United States. They are located in almost every state across the continent. They can be seen in the pinewoods, oak, and palmettos forests that are located all over Florida. Baby turkeys are called poults. Turkeys have slight difference in coloration depending on the sub-species. Although the wild turkey may not look too pretty, it is a majestic bird that caught the eye of such people as Benjamin Franklin who thought the turkey would be a better symbol for America than the bald eagle.

What Can I Do Here?

There are many things that you can do here. Please begin by watching the welcome video for an introduction to the turkey (simply click on the video on the top of the media bar to the right). You can also use the media bar to look at pictures and watch other videos of turkeys at the museum.

After watching the video, you can use the left-side menu to:

  • Learn more by reviewing the READINGS about the turkeys.
  • Browse the¬†OBSERVATIONS to learn what others have found out about the turkeys at the museum.
  • Collaborate with other students by joining in the DISCUSSION about the turkey.
  • Record your thoughts and questions, as well as the things you’ve learned about the turkeys, in your JOURNAL.
  • Browse PHOTOS of the turkeys.
  • Use the ANALYSIS tool to answer your research questions.

How Do I Select A Different Habitat?

If you want to learn more about the nature of science or a different museum habitat, you can click on the habitat map to navigate anywhere.