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Welcome to the Friends of Goose Pond Virtual Classroom Sponsored by Duke Energy Our organization, the Friends of Goose Pond (FoGP), supports wildlife conservation and habitat restoration at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County, Indiana. We sponsor scientific research at GPFWA as well as offer recreational activities and programs for our members. We also…
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Lesson 1 Nutrient Recycling Within Ecosystems

Lesson No. 1Nutrient Recycling within Ecosystems(Odyssey)Target Audiences – Environmental Science, Biology, and EcologyObjectives: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 be used again and again…
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Lesson 2 The Importance of Wetlands to Migratory Birds

Lesson No. 2The Importance of Wetlands to Migratory Birds(Back from the Argentine)Target Audience: Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology studentsObjectives: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 to appreciate the awe inspiring…
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Lesson 3 – Conserving Wetlands and Their Sandhill Cranes

Lesson No. 3Conserving 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 students with the opportunity to…
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Lesson 4 – Lessons in Biodiversity: the Writings of Aldo Leopold

 Lesson No. 4Lessons 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, c) foster understanding of the role…
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