Grade 5 and 6 students at Carlyle B.A.S.E. Daycare learned about the habitats and diets of various animals as part of a nature and wildlife conservation project led by Ms. Cristina and Ms. Miranda.
Students chose any living animal that they wanted to then research about where those animals lived and what they ate. Then students cut out an outline of their chosen animals as well as pictures of the foods the animals liked from a local grocery store flyer. They glued the favourite foods onto their animals before mounting them on black or white construction paper.
The goal of the project was to help the children understand the impact global warming has on animals and their diets. The students learned where the food for each animal was grown and they began to realize that some of the animals’ diets would soon be wiped out.
At the end of our project, the children and the educators discussed some possible ways students could help conserve nature in order to keep our wildlife healthy and happy, whether that be around the world or in our own backyard.
Cristina Di Censo, Daycare Educator