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  • Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Introduction to Sustainable Forestry - Nature Works Everywhere
    forests that have been logged selectively versus those that have not They also learn how to distinguish the appearance of forestry methods in satellite images Outdoors students create a comprehensive list of all the tree species in their own neighborhoods or local parks Students collect leaves and work as individuals then as teams to identify the trees in their sampling area Class data is pooled to allow simple calculations of

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/intro-sustainable-forestry/ (2016-02-01)
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  • The Value of Ecotourism - Nature Works Everywhere
    cattle and ecotourism or sell it to agribusiness In this lesson students role play as cattle ranchers They explore traditional culture and predicted economic outcomes to determine if they will sell or keep their land They learn how raising cattle combined with ecotourism can be an alternative economic model to the boom and bust of selling land to the highest bidder Downloads Lesson Plan PDF Word Earlier Versions Lesson Plan

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/value-of-ecotourism/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Urban Trees - Nature Works Everywhere
    bills and trapping some of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming In this lesson students learn how trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen and how they clean our air by filtering out dust and greenhouse gases Students also learn to identify tree species and the species that threaten them and develop a plan for protecting and promoting trees in their own community Downloads

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/urban-trees/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Where’s the Beach? – Investigating Ways to Protect Coastlines From Erosion - Nature Works Everywhere
    to protect coastlines In this lesson students compare strong but expensive construction materials with the less robust but cheaper oyster reefs Students first use an online tool to find historic tide data in a selected coastal location Then they use a hands on model to explore the use of different materials in protecting coastlines In this lesson students have the opportunity to practice and learn across a wide range of

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/investigating-ways-protect-coastlines-erosion/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon to Support Healthy Forests - Nature Works Everywhere
    important factor in cycling several nutrients Overfishing salmon reduces the forest s capacity for growth and regeneration Students explore the connection between the size of salmon runs and forest health First they test a population model to estimate a sustainable salmon harvest Second they simulate variation in nutrient input by comparing growth of plants given inputs of different concentrations of fish based fertilizer with a control Downloads Lesson Plan PDF

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/managing-salmon-healthy-forests/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Fighting Fire with Fire: Can fire positively impact an ecosystem? - Nature Works Everywhere
    strikes a forest or grassland Alternatively controlled burns also known as prescribed fires are set by land managers and conservationists to mimic the effects of natural fires In this lesson students explore controlled burn scenarios and the positive impacts of fire on ecosystems Students assume the role of a fire manager to develop a recommendation for a specific ecosystem and compare and contrast how organisms in different ecosystems have adapted

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/can-fire-positively-impact-ecosystem/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Gardens Activity Guide: Habitat - Nature Works Everywhere
    habitat surveys in their garden to track measure and report on the biodiversity of their garden exploring relationships between species and learning more about the important role of pollinators Each Nature Works Everywhere Gardens Activity Guide aids in the collection

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/activity-guide-habitat/ (2016-02-01)
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  • Gardens Activity Guide: Community - Nature Works Everywhere
    but it can also play a huge role in benefiting your community Use this guide to help students plan community engagement events that bring your school and wider community into the garden Students also identify an environmental issue in their community and plan a campaign to become urban environmental stewards Each Nature Works Everywhere Gardens Activity Guide aids in the collection of conservation data from your garden Downloads Activity Guide

    Original URL path: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/activity-guide-community/ (2016-02-01)
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