Activity: Ecosystems in Your StateApril 16, 2021
The following free activity can be downloaded and used supplementally to enhance your Earth Day teaching and learning. This activity is extracted from our high school, Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources course / Unit 2: All About Ecosystems.
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Ecosystems in Your State
Do some research about the ecosystems in your state or province. Depending on where you live, you might find forests, woodlands, swamps, desert, or oceanfront. Be sure to consider both land and aquatic ecosystems. Once you have explored them, choose one, and make a poster to illustrate it (other display options include PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi). If you create a physical poster, but are currently distance learning, you can submit pictures of your work using digital images.
Once you have explored them, choose one, and then share your findings by creating a visual of your choice! Some ways to share your research are by making a poster, an infographic, a presentation (PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi are great options), or another display of your choosing. If you create a physical display, like a poster, but are currently distance learning, you can submit pictures of your work using digital images.
Your poster should include the following:
- A description of the environment
- Three common trees or plants
- A food chain with at least four organisms
- A brief paragraph describing the elements of the poster and include information about the climate.
- A description of preservation efforts related to any endangered species or recently endangered species native to your ecosystem, if any endangered species were found.
Make sure that your images are relevant and accurately depict the elements of the ecosystem.