Keeping the Balance

A female white-tailed deer leaps across a path in the winter.
Keeping deer populations in check helps balance the local ecosystem in RI. (Photo: Dean Birch)

Managing wildlife is one big balancing act. Everything is interconnected in nature, so maintaining that balance can get very tricky. In this kit, students will learn about wildlife populations, carrying capacity, and how the needs of the ecosystem align with the needs of people.

What’s included in this kit?

  • Information about the history of wildlife management and current conservation philosophies and techniques
  • Interactive activities
  • Sample lesson plans
  • PowerPoints
  • Photos and videos
  • Natural artifacts


Check out our Keeping the Balance playlist on YouTube!



Keeping the Balance Educator Packet

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