Scary, disgusting, wicked, vicious: predators have a rough reputation in our society. Chewonki’s program, “Predators: The Balance of Nature,” explores the many commonly held myths about predators and works to dispel them. Highlighting the remarkable adaptations that help predators find and consume their prey, the
presentation will engage participants with a vivid slideshow, hands-on activities, and lively discussion.
Chewonki’s presenter will use the lens of food webs and natural cycles to explore problems faced by predators in our world, including examples of their decline throughout history due to habitat loss and human interference. A discussion of current events will emphasize the importance of predators in maintaining the
world’s ecological balance.
A mounted coyote will help unite the dynamic issues connecting us to the predators in our landscape, and the concepts will really spring to life when the audience views several live non-releasable animals and observes some of their fascinating predatory adaptations. Striking, essential, advanced, magnificent: the image of predators reexamined.
This program is free with your admission.