Instincts for Survival

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
Grade 4, Grade 6
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

This program immerses your students into the lives of animals living in the forest. Students become carnivores, omnivores, and/or herbivores in an exciting and active simulation game.

Curriculum connections: Science and Technology; Life Systems – Grade 4: Habitats and Communities, Grade 6: Biodiversity / Leadership and Recreation

This program immerses your students into the lives of animals living in the forest. Students become carnivores, omnivores, and/or herbivores in an exciting and active simulation game. Through a fun and hands-on experience, students will explore predator-prey relationships, food chains and energy pyramids. Following an introduction to the curriculum, scientific concepts and rules for safe game play, students proceed to a well-marked forested area to play the Instincts for Survival game. A conclusion reviews concepts presented in this memorable game.

Preparation
Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components. Students must have proper footwear in order to participate, running shoes or hiking shoes. (i.e. No sandals or open toed shoes) and students must not wear jewelry on the day of your visit. (i.e. neck chains, dangling ear rings, rings, watches etc.)

Half Day, All Year