The resources in this content pack are designed to encourage learners to explore, analyze, and discuss the importance of grassland ecosystems like the Northern Great Plains, the benefits grasslands provide to wildlife and people, and our role in protecting them. The resources also take a look at the role pollinators play to keep ecosystems healthy while familiarizing learners with the pollinators and wildflowers native to their area. These resources are great for grades 3-8, but can be adapted for any age group.
The resource guide gives you all the information you need to teach your students about grassland ecosystems and the impacts of human activity on the Northern Great Plains. The guide includes basic facts about the grasslands of Northern Great Plains, why this ecosystem matters, what threats it is facing, what WWF is doing to help, and what kids can do to help.
Welcome to the Northern Great Plains! Join us on this virtual field trip as we explore the sights and sounds of this amazing ecosystem. We’ll travel across the grassland to learn about the abundant wildlife, plants, and people that make this region unique and so important to the entire North American continent. As we finish our trip, we’ll discover what threats this landscape faces and how you can help protect it for generations to come.
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Air Wick and WWF are reseeding 1 billion square feet of previously disturbed grasslands and wildflower habitats in the Northern Great Plains. The One Square Foot campaign aims to provide food and shelter for pollinators, grassland birds, and the many other species that are native to the region. As part of this effort, we’re giving out free native wildflower seeds suitable for your region. Click here for free seeds.
Keep kids entertained and having fun while learning about pollinators and grasslands. This booklet is filled with puzzles, stories, and activities that can be printed as a full book or individually so kids can learn how to do their part to protect ecosystems like the Northern Great Plains.