Home is Where There’s Habitat


Habitat is home, sweet home to everything from newts to narwhals. Habitat means food, water, shelter, and space – all arranged just the way plants and animals like them. If one of these vital elements is removed or tampered with, then species are forced to find other homes.

Humans need exactly the same basic elements to survive. However, while wildlife can’t control what happens in our communities, we can. We can work to support wildlife in our backyards,  schoolyards, and beyond.

Healthy habitat is crucial to the survival of wildlife, humans and the whole planet. With budding conservationists on our side, there is hope for habitat. Participation, not just observation, is the key.

In this educational kit, we'll delve deeper into the concept of habitat.  By taking part in supervised, hands-on projects, youth will not just learn about habitat, they'll take action in support of it. 

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Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Discover how humankind and habitats are linked, as well as some thought-provoking perspectives on habitat from wildlife’s point of view.
  2. Grapple with the challenge of coexisting with wildlife, so that all living things can thrive.
  3. Research and analyze the health of an ecological area, pinpoint problems, and envision solutions.
  4. Create an action strategy, then enlist the support of parents, neighbours, and local businesses. 
  5. Follow up and maintain projects that will contribute to a healthier planet and also instill a lasting sense of responsible stewardship.

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