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6th, 7th, & 8th

Guided Learning Stations for 6th, 7TH & 8th Grade (Saving the Biome)

Contact- Education Supervisor, Victor De Leon, vdeleon@mcallen.net (956) 681-3370

Duration- 3 hours 9:00 am- Noon or 11:30am to 2:30pm Four 34-45 minute pod (depending on arrival time)

Students will experience Science Surveying and Field Data Collection of 2 natural ecosystems within the Tamaulipan Mezquital Ecoregion of the Scrubland Biome. Students will have an understanding of the consequences of disturbing natural habitat and leave with an awareness of the value of the natural world.

1. ECOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE LRGV

Using the topographical watershed model map, students will learn the topography, climate, soil, river system, and native vegetation in the LRGV. Then, learn how the ecology changed due to urbanization.

Concept Focus: Watershed, Topography, Soils, Climate, and Native Plants of the LRGV

· Watershed model overview of the Valley’s geography and water resources.

2. ECOLOGICAL FIELD SURVEY

Students observe, collect, and record data at Ruby Pond (wetland habitat), Wildcat Lane (thornscrub forest), and compare with what can be found in an area disturbed by human settlement.

Concept Focus: Field Science Survey; Ecosystems

· Field Science Measurements – tree circumference, soil moisture, plant & animal surveys; air temperature.

· Terrestrial vs Aquatic Ecosystems (Producers/Consumers)

3. ENVIRONMETNAL STEWARDSHIP

Students learn REAL strategies for helping OUR environment in the LRGV: recognizing and removing invasive species, and planting and propagating native plants.

Concept Focus: Habitat Restoration

· Understanding of the importance of “Native” plants

· Identification and removal of Invasive Species & Revegetation with native species

Key Terms:



Habitat Loss

Invasive

Native Species

Ecosystem

Aquatic

Terrestrial

Producers/Consumers

Populations

Habitat Restoration

Topography

Watershed

Ecology





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600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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