Predator & Prey
Predator & Prey is a large-scale food web game of chase and capture that is played with the entire school. Through this game, students achieve a better understanding of what it means to be a predator and/or prey animal. Students learn about what animals need to survive (limiting factors) and how food webs work. Predator & Prey is a great way to start out the week for four and five day trips, because it allows the students to explore the campus, get to know new classmates, have fun, and learn about species interactions. It also introduces them to topics that are central to many of the academic subjects we cover. If selected by itself, besides the main chase and capture activity, Predator & Prey will also include several other activities that address ecological concepts such as carrying capacity and animal adaptations.
This class will include…
- The roles of predator and prey species.
- Energy transfer, simple food chains, and food webs.
- Limiting factors (food, water, and shelter) and basic carrying capacity principles.