Students will learn how the species of our sub-alpine ecosystem interact and depend upon each other for survival. From producer and consumer to food webs, we’ll look at what sustains a healthy ecosystem and how our actions affect them.
Field Experience Overview - Curriculum Presentation
Grouse Mountain, located in the Coastal Douglas Fir and Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zones, is a complex web of interrelated species. Through cooperative activities and the use of unique artifacts, students will learn how these species interact and depend upon each other for survival. From producer to consumer, we'll look at what sustains a healthy ecosystem and how human actions cause positive or negative impacts.
We will be reviewing the different levels found within an ecosystem, and at each level, we will be examining wildlife species in more detail. A review of the terms ecosystem, biosphere, organisms, cycle, food chain, food web, photosynthesis, sustainability, stewardship, producer, consumer, decomposer, micro-organisms, niche, population, species, community, biomes, detrivores, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, predator, prey, adaptations and habitat.