Grade 7: Everything is Connected!

Follow our trail along the stages of succession and experience a pond, bog, fen and forest. Break out your acting skills in a Boreal Food Web Drama. Put on your thinking cap and try to solve our ecosystem riddles. Learn about mushrooms, trees and animals and how they’re connected. Compare abiotic and biotic factors in a bog versus a forest. Learn the basics of climate change and see if you can spot all the ways that we at Echo Pond are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions (hint, hint: we have several renewable energy sources!).

The Science portion of this program is based on Unit 1: Interactions within Ecosystems

This program also includes many other classic Echo Pond activities including playing “camouflage”, orienteering with map and compass, wilderness survival and shelter-building, nature journalling, listening to Newfoundland fairy stories, and an evening campfire.

After your visit, use our new illustrated map of Echo Pond as a tool to reflect on what you’ve learned, and deepen your learning.