Predators: The Balance of Nature

What are some commonly-held myths about predators, and what problems do they face? During our slide show, activities, and discussions, students see predators in the context of food webs and natural cycles.

Students explore attitudes toward predators and reasons for their decline throughout history because of habitat loss and human interference. Discussion of current events emphasizes the importance of predators in maintaining the world’s ecological balance. Participants have the opportunity to study mounted animals and see three live, non-releasable predators.