Outdoor and Environmental Education → Instructional Programs → Residential Programs → Teacher Information → Predator/Prey Simulation
is a guided simulation designed to increase understanding of the predator/prey
relationship that animals exhibit in our local ecosystem. Participants are
assigned a role in the food chain, participate in the simulation, collect and
analyze results, and assess factors affecting their survival. Evaluation
includes a discussion noting that changes in the environment that may be
helpful to some populations and harmful to others.
lesson materials are designed to supplement and refresh the workshops. Teachers must attend a training workshop
before teaching the Predator/Prey class.
Predator/Prey Lesson Plan
Lesson Introduction (Google Slides)
Model Lesson on Video (youtube) - this can help the teachers review before teaching the lesson at their school's Outdoor Environmental Education Program. It does not take the place of attending an initial in-person training.
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