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Lesson 1 Nutrient Recycling Within Ecosystems

Lesson No. 1 Nutrient Recycling within Ecosystems (Odyssey) Target Audiences – Environmental Science, Biology, and Ecology Objectives: The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand how nutrients, such as carbon and nitrogen, are recycled in nature. Exchanges between and within the biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems allow elements of the earth to…

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Lesson 2 The Importance of Wetlands to Migratory Birds

Lesson No. 2 The Importance of Wetlands to Migratory Birds (Back from the Argentine) Target Audience: Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology students Objectives: This lesson addresses several objectives. 1) Students will be made aware of the importance of the Goose Pond FWA (Greene Co., Indiana) as a resting/feeding/staging area for migratory birds. 2) Students will come…

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Lesson 3 – Conserving Wetlands and Their Sandhill Cranes

Lesson No. 3 Conserving Wetlands and Their Sandhill Cranes (Marshland Elegy) Target Audience: Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, and Language Arts students. Objectives: This lesson introduces students to some of the issues surrounding wetland conservation and also gives them an opportunity to learn about the conservation history of the eastern sandhill crane population. It also provides…

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Lesson 4 – Lessons in Biodiversity: the Writings of Aldo Leopold

  Lesson No. 4 Lessons in Biodiversity: the Writings of Aldo Leopold (Thinking Like a Mountain & Escudilla) Target Audiences – Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, and Language Arts students. Objectives: This lesson is designed to a) supplement discussion and understanding of the concept of biodiversity, b) introduce students to the conservation philosophy of Aldo Leopold,…

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