If you like adventures, you might say “Oh yeah! When should I leave?” Then you might begin to wonder if you should carry a backpack or haul a suitcase. What would you take? What climate conditions might you encounter in January? What kind of wildlife will you see living in this territory of Wyoming?
BIOMES AROUND THE WORLD
There are many different types of biomes, including tropical rainforest, grasslands, deserts, taigas, temperate deciduous and coniferous forest. Ecologist insist on a growing list of classifications due to unique land features, climates, and living organisms found around the world. Under the right conditions plants and animals flourish within these biomes, creating an interconnected system of living parts (plants, animals, bacteria, fungus) and non living parts (light, water, soil, air, minerals).
Learning about the types of biomes, its living and non living parts, will help you to better understand how regions of the world share similar land features and why certain animals and plants are found in one location and not the next. At the same time, you will gain a greater appreciation for wild landscapes like the ones found in the state of Wyoming. Who knows, maybe one day you will backpack through the Death Canyon Trail yourself and explore the boundless beauty of this tundra.
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- What is a biome?
- Using the Kids Do Ecology link above, which biome would you like to know more about?
- Where in the world would you find your selected biome?
- How would you describe its climate?
- What land features do you notice in your biome?
- Biomes have nonliving parts that are needed for the survival of living parts in any ecosystem. What are the nonliving parts of an ecosystem?
- Why are the nonliving parts important?