Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, Colorado River, Conservation, biology, animals, plants, ecosystem, desert, wildlife, boreal, ponderosa, adaptation, dichotomous key
Introduce your students to general ecology, as well as the plants, animals, and ecosystems specific to Grand Canyon.
Designed to enhance student learning about Grand Canyon ecology, these lesson plans cover basic ecological principles such as ecosystems, populations, and food webs. Activities can be performed before or after your ecology field trip (Eco Explorers; Life on the Edge). If you are not attending a field trip to the park, most activities can be used independently in your classroom.