Exciting habitats are all around us – you don’t need to travel far to find something worth exploring!

This project will teach you all about the ecosystems, plants and animals that reside in urban parks, water systems and forests.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • How we’re all connected in the circle of life
  • The ecosystem of meadows
  • How to identify different tree and bird species
  • How a body of water changes an ecosystem
  • Tips for hiking at night, like building a fire and stargazing

Reference Manual


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The Environment & Healthy Living