PLACE BASED LEARNING
Curriculum formerly known as "Interactions and Human Impact in the Watershed."
Petaluma High School
Teachers: Linda Judah
Subjects: Biology & Community Health
Grade Level: 10th
Collaborators: Point Blue (STRAW)
Essential Question: How does human activity affect ecological communities?
For this project we will be building on work done in previous years & including additional actions. Students will begin in the current fall semester with an analysis of our Place using the Community Mapping principals from The Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program. From there will well also consider our Petaluma River watershed. We will be considering Steamer Landing and the kind of habitat stewardship that has gone on so far, and they type of additional stewardship that may be necessary. We will also be looking at one yard on our campus with an eye to creating an outdoor classroom.
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The mapping principles provided by Jane Gooddall's Roots and Shoots program.
Instructions for collecting invertebrate data during quadrat surveying.
Instructions for exploring data collected on species found on the McNear Peninsula of Steamer Landing Park in previous years.