Connected Ecosystems


Earth environment makes life possible. Environmental engineers focus on ways to sustain and improve the natural environment. This program focuses on the complex network of living things and their physical environment. Participants learn about ecosystems, its components, the interconnections and how human activities impact ecosystems. Through hands-on exploration of our environment, participants take a fresh look at air and water; fight the evil pollution; come face to face with the very special Carbon atom and his favorite friend Ms. Oxygen; work as environmental detectives to investigate the 3 Rs of green living - reduce, reuse and recycle. Activities include shriveling spud, big fish – little fish and pollution catchers.

CC ELA - RL.K.3, RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.4, RL.6.2, RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.2.3, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.7, RI.5.7, RI.6.7. NextGen Science Standards Earth Systems K-ESS2-2, Earth & Human Activity K-ESS3-3, 4-ESS3-1, 5-ESS3-1, Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, & Dynamics MS-LS2-2 Other Engineering

Usage: Afterschool Camp Or Classes

Prerequisites: Environmental Engineering