Link to student choice link
Student Sign-up for Cedar River Watershed Tour- Friday, June 2nd.
- Meet at 1:30 at the Cedar River Education Center Parking lot. Map Link
Students attending must sign up- limited space- sign up link below
Kimball Slough Stewardship Plan- developed and implemented by MSHS students
Step 1: What is a site stewardship plan?
The term conservation stewardship plan means “a plan that--
(A) identifies and inventories resource concerns;
(B) establishes benchmark data and conservation objectives;
(C) describes conservation activities to be implemented, managed, or improved; and
(D) includes a schedule and evaluation plan for the planning, installation, and management of the new and existing conservation activities.”
Step 2 (individually): identify important values of the Kimball Slough site that you want to protect/conserve (biological, ecosystem services, aesthetic, educational, etc) ??? (type your response into this Google Form link).
some recommended sites to explore:
Ecological Society of America: www.esa.org/ecoservices/comm/body.comm.fact.ecos.html
National Wildlife Federation:www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Conservation/Ecosystem-Services.aspx
Biodiversity International: wle.cgiar.org/content/what-are-ecosystem-services
Step 3 (individually) : read over an example of a site stewardship plan (Howarth Park Stewardship Plan PDF below) and identify key elements of this stewardship plan and explain why these elements are important for this area.
Step 4 (small group): In your assigned groups assign a group facilitator, Google Form recorder, and presenters.
-keying out aquatic macroinvertebrates- class presentation
Using macroinvertebrate presence and species richness to understand the ecoogical health of a body of water.
Observe three macroinvertebrates:
- Include a drawing of each.- turn in separately
- ·Identification of specimen to order
- Notes on behavior·
- Notes on unique adaptations
- Water quality indicator species? Water quality class (1-3)
- Other interesting information?- 9see source below)
-take photo of specimen (include your name and identified species- if possible) - send to Mr. Rapin’s email- firstname.lastname@example.org to post on website for Kimball Slough.
Step 5: As a group, identify the key elements of the Howarth Park Stewardship Plan and identify what elements you think should be included in the stewardship Plan for Kimball Slough
(record your response into this Google Form link).
Step 6: As a class, identify the essential elements/components that you would like to see in the Stewardship Plan for Kimball Creek Slough.
Step 7: set up student action plan for developing their Kimball Slough Stewardship Plan (use Weebly Site to organize and post).