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Citizen Science Curriculum for Upper Elementary/Middle School
Learning Outcomes for Four Rotations of Outdoor Learning:
citizen science- math standards- title: Citizen scientists collect ecological data to protect wildlands with scientific information
- learn about referents and how body parts were used to develop the English system of measurement.
- employ various measurement devices, determining which is most appropriate for the measurement task.
- measure several ecological parameters.
- compare the results of each student team.
- reflect on the value of repetitive measurement and compute an average of the class data.
ecology- science standards – title: Observing ecology, looking for evidence of survival
- define ecology
- collect information about the ecology of [your landscape]
- conduct a plant inventory
- reflect on the adaptations of local species to deal with environmental stresses
geology- science standards – title: A tumultuous relationship: Pikes Peak granite and the erosive forces of water
- define geology
- collect soil samples and conduct a soil texture analysis
- build mountains and erode them away with various water sources
ecological restoration- science standards – title: Restoring your landscape
Students will complete one of the following projects (or any service project your program requires):
- Restore an old backcountry campground including soil decompaction, native seed collection and dispersal, mulching with native materials
- Build a native plant rescue garden
- Build steps to the new backcountry campground
- Take an inventory of a listed noxious species on your property
- trail construction/trail maintenance
- Weed pulling
Youth Ecological Literacy Program 2.0- enrichment at Steele Elementary School (2015)
Below is a sampling of past environmental education curricula I have written.
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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)
Forest Ecology written for the Buena Vista Conservation Camp
Forest Ecology Poster- Laminate this and then students can plot their data in the field using a dry erase marker. The original is poster sized, so the lamination had to be done using a professional machine available at a print shop, or maybe in the school library.