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Author

Riveredge Nature Center

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Biology, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Midwest, Wisconsin, Metro (CESA 1, 6), Michigan

Research and Conservation

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Synopsis
  • This article highlights the conservation efforts of the Riveredge Nature Center, the research that accompanies these efforts, and the organizations that have collaborated with this environmental institution. 
  • Students will learn about the reintroduction of fingerling sturgeon into the Milwaukee River, habitat restoration projects, and the Riveredge Nature Center's avian research that spans over 30 years.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This article is concise and easy to understand.
  • This article has links to volunteer and internship opportunities with the Riveredge Nature Center.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You can make this article more accessible by clicking the blue icon with a white figure (bottom left-hand corner). 
  • Students need to understand the importance of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Differentiation

  • This article could support a classroom discussion about the negative and positive impacts that humans can have on the environment.
  • This article could enhance a lesson on the loss of natural habitats and global species extinctions, why biodiversity is important, and how humans could better protect natural ecosystems.
  • This article could supplement a lesson about the migration patterns of birds.
  • This article could augment a mini-lesson on what a keystone species is.
Scientist Notes
This resource is an introduction to the research and conservation work at the Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville, Wisconsin. The resource begins with a quote from American conservationist Aldo Leopold and then introduces the research and conservation projects at Riveredge. These six projects are shown in a clear hexagonal graphic and then three success stories are described in more detail. Throughout, this resource features clear text, colorful images, and a strong call to get people involved in conservation. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.5.9-12 Evaluate citizens' and institutions' effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.5 Analyze in detail how an author's ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).
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