Last Friday was a beautiful day to do science investigations outside! We had two culminating experiences for our Ecosystems science unit. The first took us outside to explore the ecosystems right here in our school community. We did an Ecosystem Exploration Walk, looking at the focus question: What producers, consumers and human influences are in our school's neighborhood?
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The other culminating event we had for our study of ecosystems was the Puget Sound Environmental Conference. Students have been preparing for this for several weeks now, working in stakeholder groups: Dairy Farmers, Ordinary Citizens, Recreational Boaters, Fisherman and Land Developers. Each group worked to research the problems in the Puget Sound that their group contributes to, come up with solutions for these problems, and decide what they need from the other groups in order to help the Puget Sound be a healthy ecosystem. Groups were encouraged to create graphics, slideshows, and other media to help communicate their stances.
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