Fish Creek Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Wildlife Cycles

It’s the cycle of life! Explore how squirrels, woodpeckers and invertebrates survive in their habitats and learn about the levels of parental care. With messaging about habitat preservation, your students will feel empowered to become responsible park users.  

Students will:

  • Classify a variety of animals based on observable characteristics
  • Identify the food needs of red squirrels, woodpeckers, carpenter ants and bark beetles. Students will also explore changes in how each animal obtains food through the different stages of its life.
  • Develop awareness of parental care and observe examples in nature.
  • Observe wild animals in their habitat and discover how these species meet their needs of food, water, shelter and space
Grade(s):3
Curriculum:Science
Themes:
    • Topic E-Animal Life Cycles
Type:Field Study
Duration:Full-Day
Location:Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre
Fees:$4 per student ($100 minimum group fee)
Availability:April - October

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Updated: Apr 10, 2018