Grade 5

Web Field Trip

Grrrrrrizzly!

After reading The Grizzly Bear Family Album, learn more about the habits and habitats of these lovable looking (but not always lovable acting) creatures at the following Web sites. After you've visited each site, print and fill out a Web Field Trip Log to show where you've been and what you've learned.

Click here for the Web Field Trip Log.

Grizzly Bear
This National Wildlife Federation site looks at grizzlies in natural habitats such as Yellowstone National Park as well as Idaho, Montana, and Canada. The emphasis is on saving grizzlies and their wilderness homes. You'll learn about the bears' population sizes and range as well as major threats to their environment, and you'll get tips on how you can help preserve the grizzly lifestyle. Lots of facts about bear life cycles and behavior, audio and video clips, and interviews with experts make this site wildly informative.
http://www.nwf.org/grizzlybear/

Studying Grizzly Bears in the Wild
Naturalists Charlie Russell and Maureen Enns went to one of the last great wilderness areas in the world to study ways in which grizzlies and humans can coexist. The question: Is it possible for people to live closely with animals — especially ones as powerful and courageous as grizzlies — when both people and animals have grown used to fearing each other? This site features diary entries written during the naturalists' studies, photos, questions and answers, and the sound of a grizzly cub's voice!
http://www.cloudline.org/