Lenape Living

Long before European settlers came to our area, the Lenape, whose name means "the people," inhabited it. As students travel our woodland trails, they will learn how this Native American society based its way of life on the environment and utilized natural resources for food, shelter and other necessities. Students will also discover the lore, language and games of these first New Jersey residents.

Program length: 1 ½ - 2 hours

This program emphasizes the following Next Generation Science Standards:
ESS2.A: Earth materials and systems
LS1.A: Structure and function
LS1.B: Growth and development of organisms
LS1.C: Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing
LS2.A: Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resilience
LS2.D: Social interactions and group behavior
LS3.A: Inheritance of traits
LS3.B: Variation of traits
LS4.B: Natural selection
LS4.D: Biodiversity and humans