All of YMCA Camp Cherokee’s Environmental Education classes are adjustable to your students’ needs. We have hands on activities for students who are just beginning school to those entering high school. Read below to find out more!


Habitats and Adaptations

Goal: Students will observe and explain the habitats around them and adaptations that help animals survive.  

  • Students will construct explanations of what helps different animals survive (2.L.5A.2).

  • Students will construct explanations and find examples of characteristics of organisms that are inherited from parents and the environment (4.L.5A.4).

  • Students will construct explanations for and experience how camouflage allows animals to survive in the environment (4.L.5B.3).


  • Adaptations
  • Habitat
  • Abiotic
  • Biotic
  • Erosion
  • Deposition
  • Producers
  • Consumers
  • Decomposers

  • Students will identify and explain the need for physical adaptations.
  • Students will observe and infer about the habitats in our forest.
  • Students will experience, through activities, how adaptations help animals.
Links for Teachers:

Teacher Planning Packet

Registration Form

EE Waiver

For more information, please contact Will Gilmore.