Lesson Plan

Habitats by Land and Sea: Restoring Resiliency


Ecosystems are more vulnerable to invasion by exotic species when stressed. By exploring the living requirements for plants and in-depth soil studies, students will begin to understand the importance of native plants, pollinators, and associated ecosystem dynamics in various habitats throughout the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Data produced by the students will help design garden areas to attract native pollinators, with help from professional scientists and natural resource managers at Gateway.


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