of Hamilton - Halton
Habitats are the places where organisms live. The different characteristics of different habitats allow them to support different species, so the more habitats there are, the more species exist. If we learn more about habitats and protect them, we can do more to protect this biodiversity.
The Habitats of Hamilton and Halton website describes eight habitats found in the Hamilton and Halton areas:
This website is your resource for learning about these habitats in your own area. Both students and teachers can use this website and accompanying poster to explore the unique characteristics of local habitats, discover which species live there, and find information about visiting local habitats.
The website also includes a glossary of terms used.
Presentations available for school classes, scout/guide groups
The Hamilton Naturalists' Club will be making presentations to local school classes upon request to introduce this resource to elementary teachers of Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography and to secondary teachers of Canadian Studies and Science. Each school will be given an attractive poster that highlights the Hamilton-Halton area and the habitats found there. More information about curriculum links for this project can be found below.
Presentations will also be made to scouting and guiding organizations and community groups.
For more information, please leave your name, number and request
The "Habitats of Hamilton and Halton" website is part of the Nature in Your Neighbourhood's project of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club an initiative designed to educate youth in Hamilton and area about the value and beauty of our local natural areas and the necessity of conserving these wonderful spaces.