Waukesha County

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Survival in the Prairie*


Students will have the opportunity to observe the differences in four distinct ecosystems - prairie, field, pine plantation, and forest and make connections to the adaptations that have taken place over time. Students will diagram the prairie and forest life cycles, explore tree bark thickness and compare biomass diagrams and biodiversity in different ecosystems.

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: MS LS 2
Duration: 120 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Retzer Nature Center


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