The Web of Life Sabino Canyon  
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The Web of Life

The Web of Life Learning Kit was designed for upper elementary and middle school students. Its purpose is to address the interdependency of all the plants and animals of Sabino Canyon. The Web of Life is more than a food chain; it's more than the predator-prey relationship. In addition to plants and animals, the Web encompasses every rock and raindrop and every human being who sets foot in the canyon. The goal of this kit is to help students understand the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, in short, to grasp the concept of ecology in relationship to Sabino Canyon.

The major components of this learning kit are the animal skulls that shed light on the predator-prey relationships, animal scat and skins, animal paws and hooves, and The Web of Life String Game that dramatizes the interrelationships among plants, animals, the environment, and people. Students will learn that:

  1. Everything in nature is important because it is interrelated.
  2. We are all part of the Web of Life.
  3. Although we don't intend to kill animals and plants, by destroying their habitats we effectively do so.

The Ecology WebQuest found on this site is designed as a tool to help you explore other Internet resources on this topic. Teachers may want to consult the Note to Teachers Page.

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The Sabino Canyon: Web of Life Web site.


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