Field Trips

Habitats of Shenandoah

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Grade Level:
Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade


A habitat is a specific place where plants and animals live. A complete habitat must provide the basic needs, both living and nonliving, for the survival of its inhabitants. Within each habitat, there are many complex relationships as residents strive to meet their needs. Shenandoah National Park offers the opportunity for students to discover and explore nature as they apply and expand concepts and knowledge learned in the classroom. 


Following the park experience and classroom activities, the students will be able to

  1. Name the five living and nonliving components of a habitat: air, food, water, shelter, and space - all in a suitable arrangement;);

  2. Explain the concept of interdependence of organisms in a habitat and name three examples;

  3. Identify at least three influences that may change a habitat and determine potential consequences;

  4. Explain why Shenandoah National Park is important for protecting habitats and list three ways people can help protect habitats and the environment.


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Last updated: October 23, 2015