Study of Northern Virginia Ecology

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Island Creek Elementary School

Fairfax County Public Schools

Web Curator: Mark Moran (

Welcome! This site was designed for use by elementary age students in Northern Virginia to learn more about their local ecology. It achieves this purpose by providing a variety of activities by which students explore the site through links based on natural relationships. Relationships, including predator/prey, competition, mutualism, etc. provide easy understanding of how living things interact on a continuing basis. Students will also see how they themselves fit into this ecology, how their actions affect their environment, and how their environment affects them.

Choose from the menu below, and click the link.

Organism Menu (to see a list of Species Fact Sheets)

How to Use This Site (to learn how to move from species to species)

Quick ID's (to quickly identify a bird, insect, leaf, etc.)

Relationships (to learn about relationships in nature)

Habitats (to learn about habitats)

Lessons and Activities (teach yourself by following the directions!)

Glossary (look up a word you don't know)

Bibliography (see what books and links were used as resources)

Classification Information (to learn how organisms are classified)


Disclaimer: We have done our best to secure permission for use of photos collected from the World Wide Web. If you believe a photo is being used improperly, please contact the Web Curator ( This site is intended for educational purposes only. Please do not copy images as many of them are copyrighted. If you would like to use an image, please e-mail the above address, and we will try to give you the contact info for the owner.

We have also tried to provide information as accurately as possible. If you find an error, please use the above e-mail address to notify us, so it can be corrected.