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Biodiversity, Habitats and Humanity

COMMUNITY CENTERGreen EducationMay 18, 2020Rebekah Eastep

Author: Rebekah Eastep

Over the last eight weeks, we’ve helped Hampton Roads students connect with a variety of important environmental topics through our weekly lesson plans. We’ll spend our last few weeks tying these concepts together to illustrate how environmental systems work together and the important role we play, collectively and individually, in caring for the environment. This week, we’ll take a look at habitats and biodiversity. Habitats are everywhere: an urban streetscape, a suburban backyard, a rural farm or an oceanfront beach. These are all ecosystems where humans live and participate throughout Hampton Roads. The decisions we make in these habitats contribute greatly to the strength of the ecosystem to support a diverse variety of species. Whether it is the bugs in the soil or the birds in the sky, protecting local biodiversity is, in large part, up to us. This week students will learn about biodiversity, discover the interconnections between humans and habitats, and learn to identify the wildlife habitats near their homes.

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