Science & Nature
Biodiversity and Ecology in Your Backyard
In this class, your learners will discover the unique biodiversity in their own backyard. They will learn how all forms of life depend on each other for survival and see how their own actions can affect the diversity in their own backyard.
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We will discuss how plants and animals all rely on one another in a given ecosystem, and how removing even one variable from the equation can affect the entire system. Afterwards we will bring the lesson down to a more relatable area of influence- the learner's own backyard. The lesson will be largely taught through PowerPoint and open discussion, with open ended and thought-provoking questions asked of the learners. There are no prerequisites or prior knowledge required, as this is a...
Students will gain an understanding about how our small interactions with nature can change an entire ecosystem on a large scale; how one action can have many unintended consequences. Topics covered will include the intentional eradication and near extinction of the Gray Wolf from Yellowstone and it's consequences, and how the students can similarly affect the ecosystem of their own backyard.
No supplies, just be prepared to participate in discussions.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Andrew UpdegraffAvid learner, problem solver, critical thinker
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42 completed classes
Hi, I'm Andrew Updegraff! I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, my six chickens, finding new hobbies, and always learning something new. I live on a .177 acre lot in the middle of a larger city. I enjoy spending time outside in my...