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Desert Ecology: A Course Design Looking Towards the Future of Clark County, Nevada
AuthorLillehaug, Sarah R.
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This curriculum depicts a class to teach students of the unique geologic, hydrologic, climatic, and biological characteristics of desert ecosystems. The course focuses on deserts to create a more environmentally-conscious citizenry of the Clark County School District, located in the Mojave Desert. The course covers the basics of desert ecology, desert formation, desert ecosystems, and human-desert interactions. Included are ten example lessons, spanning the three content-heavy units of the course. Each lesson plan addresses Nevada State Science Standards while setting strong, achievable objectives. The desired outcome of this course is a student that holds a greater appreciation for the Southern Nevada landscape, sustainable living, and green energy opportunities.