Unit Four: Land of Giants
The McDonald Creek Valley, located on the west side of the Continental Divide in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (W-GIPP), focuses on the two lessons in unit four. In the first activity, scholars explore the role of death in ecosystems and nature's ability to recycle. They collect decaying logs, expose them to a heat lamp, and collect creatures that move away from the heat source. The unit concludes with pupils examining how some organisms assist others in finding food.