Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Biodiversity and Habitats

During our weekly summer program, participants were introduced to the topics of Biodiversity and Habitats. On July 18th, participants learned about habitats by playing a game where they represented migrating ducks going from habitats in the north to habitats in the south. As the ducks were migrating, some of their habitats were taken away as new "developments" were built over their habitat. Along with loss of habitat, participants were introduced to the idea of predators, and why it is important to have sufficient shelter.

By using a hula hoop in the next activity, the participants looked at a certain area of land and all of the different organisms found within that area.

To further discuss the concept of biodiversity, the participants conducted a macro invertebrate sample in the stream by the library. The IWLA Creek Freaks worksheet was used for participants to determine the quality of the water based off of the stream's biodiversity.

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