Learn about Wildlife
Habitat and Ecology!
Try these fun activities with wildlife posters, staring out the window, or best yet, on a trip to the park!
- Create a food web or pyramid, using the plants and animals you see.
- See how many adaptations you can find in the species in the poster. Note colors, sizes, body parts, etc. Why can these species live in this ecoregion?
- Do a species survey. How many kinds of fish, mammals, or plants can you find?
- Look for evidence of an ecosystem – how plants and animals depend on each other?
- How does this habitat affect its wildlife?
- How does this wildlife affect its habitat?
- How does one wildlife species relate to another species?
- What would happen if you removed or changed a part of this habitat? What would be affected? Animals? Insects? Plants?
- Where is this region in relation to other regions of Texas? Do other states have similar ecoregions?
- What is the geology of this area? Take a look at our Ecoregion map. How did this ecoregion get its name? How has the geology and weather effected this habitat?
- How many different shapes and colors can you see? Is a rock really brown or gray, or are there many colors?
- How does this scene make you feel? What parts make you feel this way?
- Where does your eye want to look? Why is your attention drawn there?
- Try to draw or paint this poster using abstract or impressionist styles.
- Can you create an adventure story that could take place in this scene?
- Create a travel brochure for this ecoregion. What would people see?
- What activities could they enjoy?
- Will time of year affect what they see and do?
- How will they feel when they get here?
- Count the mammals, then the birds, then the fish in the picture.
- Create a graph comparing the groups of species you find in the picture.
- Think about why some habitat areas are developed, some have only parts of the habitat modified, and why some areas are protected.
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