Explain the importance of biodiversity to create resilience in the garden environment
THEME: The Living Soil–The Living Plant: We are all Interconnected and Related
STRAND: Biodiversity and Interdependent Relationships
GRADE LEVEL: 3-5
Identify and distinguish biodiversity in a variety of natural contexts.
Conduct nature walk to identify and survey biodiversity on campus and in the garden; compare and contrast two sites.
Make a list of the plants in the garden by which part is eaten (e.g., leaf, fruit, root).
If there were an invasion of pests or a natural disaster, would there still be choices of foods? – List which plants would be resilient enough to withstand each?
Compare a monocrop (e.g., a lawn or playing field) to the diverse environment in a garden through observations of the surrounding ecosystem.
Use quadrats to survey abundance and diversity of organisms.
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