Logan Pass water system temporarily down
The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »
K-3, Unit Two, Activity 4: "Is There Room for Everybody?"
Students will develop an awareness of carrying capacity (the number of species that can survive in an area over time) and its relationship to habitat.
Grade Level: 3
Teacher Background: Animals need certain things to survive: food, water, shelter and space in the proper arrangement. As humans develop land, there is usually a decrease in the animals’ habitat. A large predator such as a cougar needs about 70 pounds of meat per week to remain alive and healthy. A mother needs about twice that much to keep both her and her cubs healthy. Cougars stalk and chase about 10 animals for every one they catch.
Assessment: Ask students to write ways in which humans can help conserve habitat for an animal of their choice.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in 2010, the same year as our 100th anniversary, visitation to the park set a new record of 2.2 million visitors?