Program: Population Dynamics
Available: Late November
Grades: 8 through 12
Maximum group size: 33 pupils
This 2.5 hour program allows students to study population dynamics in the field by focusing on one of the most common and important wetland inhabitants, the muskrat. In addition to learning about their adaptations and interactions with other populations, pupils will also discover the important economic role that these fur-bearing animals continue to play in Canada.
Participants will don chest waders and head out into the wetland to experience first-hand muskrat behavior and its impact on the marsh. Interested participants will also have the opportunity to join Trapper Dan on his trap line and participate in the one of the Centre’s ongoing wildlife management activities.