Food web game in the mangroves
Target Group: Primary School
Subject: Mangroves & Wetlands
Ocean Literacy Principle: 6
Students play a food web game with animals that occur in the mangroves.
The teacher writes a schedule on the board who eats who. All students spread in a marked area of the playing field. Everybody mimes their feeding behavior and starts eating (catching students) as soon as the timer starts. The game is discussed afterwards. You will have to change part of the animals to your ecosystem. For the Philippines replace shore crab, raccoon, sturgeon and egret for mud crab, saltwater crocodile, rabbitfish, kingfisher. The activity can be found on page 14 of the Educator's Guide.
Chalk, paper or post-it, scissor, marker