Home Sweet Habitat

The Arboretum is home to many creatures. What do they need to survive? Students will discover the essential components of every habitat and will find out what happens when any of those components are missing or altered. Through games and activities, students will also explore the concepts of fluctuating wildlife populations and carrying capacity.

Program length: 2 hours

This program emphasizes the following New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science:

5.1A: Understand Scientific Explanations

5.1B: Generate Scientific Evidence through Active Investigation

5.1C: Reflect on Scientific Knowledge

5.1D: Participate Productively in Science

5.3A: Organization and Development

5.3B: Matter and Energy Transformation

5.3C: Interdependence

5.3D: Heredity and Reproduction

5.3E: Evolution and Diversity

5.4G: Biogeochemical Changes