What do wolves, elk, beaver and cutthroat trout have in common? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s the start of a whole new lesson by Mr. Matt! Learn what keystone species are and how important they are to the world around us. Watch the video, then complete the activities to learn more.

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Now that you’ve watched the video, click on the links below for some fun indoor and outdoor activities:

View or print these PDF activities to explore ways to use what you just learned:

Printable Keystone Species Match Activity PDF

Printable Trophic Cascade Activity PDF

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