This program uses innovative activities to highlight the different plant and animal life found on Grouse Mountain. Students will learn about the delicate balance of the food webs found within the various ecosystems of an alpine environment.
Field Experience Overview - Curriculum Presentation
The curricular component of this field experience focuses on and highlights the different forms of plant and animal life found in a variety of habitats surrounding Grouse Mountain. Students will learn how human interactions can cause positive or negative effects. Through the incorporation of food webs, students will realize the immense importance of each individual inhabitant within an ecosystem. A review of the terms habitat, adaptation, population, community, food chain, food web, organism, produce, consumer, herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, predator, prey, scavenger, conservation, threatened, endangered and extinct.