Students will investigate the concept of habitats and biodiversity. Students will make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Vocabulary: adaptation, biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem, ecotone, and habitat.

Virtual Program: Program can be hosted through Zoom or in a Google Classroom. The teacher requesting the program must set up the virtual platform. Students participating in this program will receive a Critters of Wyoming book.

Science Standards This Program Meets

2-LS4-1 Biological Unity and Diversity

  • Grade: 2nd Grade
  • Discipline: Life Science
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
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About National Elk Refuge

National Wildlife Refuges are world-renowned as places to see great seasonal migrations of fish and wildlife, iconic animals like bison and bears, and ordinary creatures thriving in their natural habitats. The National Elk Refuge is one of over 565 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The education team at the National Elk Refuge offer a variety of environmental education programs that highlight natural history and life sciences. We look forward to working with educators in the community to achieve their science standards in a fun and engaging way. Join us on the Refuge or have us bring the Refuge to your classroom!

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Who We offer programming to all ages.
What Natural History & Life Science programs.
When Year-round
Where We offer programs onsite at the National Elk Refuge & Greater Yellowstone Visitor center or onsite at locations within Teton, Sublette, and Lincoln counties in Wyoming. Or in Teton County, Idaho.
Why Our vision is to provide teaching and learning opportunities about wildlife and conservation to enable students to make informed decisions about environmental sustainability and stewardship.