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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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Habitats (on site)

chipmunk
Louise McLaughlin
 

Program Description
Students join a park ranger in an exploration of animal habitats. Students learn that the area where a living thing finds food, water, and shelter is its habitat. Students understand that all plants and animals depend on their habitat for survival and that parks protect habitats. Students take a hike in the woods in search of animal homes.

Available at:
Burnwood, Canyon Rim, Glade Creek, Grandview, Sandstone Falls, and Thurmond

Grade Level:
K - 3rd

Program Length:
1.5 hours

Background Material:

Habitats - Overview


Theme
A habitat is the place where a plant or animal lives (its home).

Instructional Objectives:

1. Define habitat

2. Name different habitats

3. List the four things (food, water, shelter, and living space) that habitats provide

Pre-visit activities:
The Four Elements of a Habitat
Keeping Habitats Clean
Forest Animals Habitat


Post-visit activities:
New River Habitats
City Mouse & Country Mouse
Habitat Cube Game


More Information:

Glossary
Books to Share with Children
References
Additional Resources for Teachers


Subject:
Science/Technology

WV Content Standards met:
English/Language Arts - RLA.1.3.1, RLA.1.3.2
Science/Technology - SC.1.2.1, SC.1.2.2, SC.1.3.1, SC.1.3.2, SC.1.4.2, SC.1.4.4

Did You Know?

Ranger and children at park overlook

Over one million visitors come to New River Gorge National River each year. Park rangers assist visitors and help them better understand the park and the park resources.