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Ever wonder why a squirrel is constantly on the lookout, head darting from side to side, nose twitching and ears scanning for sounds? All it takes is one moment of carelessness and a squirrel could find itself caught in the claws of a hungry red-tailed hawk. To survive means to be wary. In this fun and interactive game developed by a Professor from the University of Waterloo, students experience firsthand the challenges that animals face while trying to survive. They learn to stalk, to find food and water, and avoid disease and the hunter. Lots of rich ecological learning occurs as the game unfolds.

Science Curriculum Links *

Understanding Life Systems:

  • Grade 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • Grade 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • Grade 6 – Biodiversity
  • Grade 7 – Interactions in the Environment

Season Availability

Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Location

Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre
Douro-Dummer, ON

* Curriculum links for this program are based on "The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology"

Feel free to contact us about modifying programs to suit older or younger students.