January 29, 2018 David Todd

Explore the diversity of pond life. Examine food webs in a natural community. Use dip nets to catch and identify pond creatures.

students conduct pond study at Kortright Centre

This program studies life in a pond. While at the pond boardwalk, students will use dipnets to catch some of the amazing invertebrates that live in the water. They will study their habitats, characteristics and adaptations for survival, before releasing them back to the pond.

Life cycles, food chains and food webs will be discussed. Older groups will cover trophic levels and limiting factors in the pond habitat.

Half Day  |  May to October

Please contact vservices@trca.ca to book.

Curriculum Connections:
• Science and Technology
• Life SystemsGrade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things | Grade 2: Growth and Change in Animals | Grade 3: Growth and Change in Plants | Grade 4: Habitats and Communities | Grade 6: Biodiversity | Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment | Grade 8: Water Systems
• Earth and Space – Grade 5: Conservation of Energy and Resources