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Ecohelpers Service Learning Program

Students help restore park landscapes with native plants
Students help restore park landscapes with native plants

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Description

The EcoHelpers program is curriculum-based and focuses on science principles learned through hands-on restoration activities. The program's theme, removing non-native invasive plants and restoring native plants, will improve the habitat for wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. Students will understand that invasive plants can damage the natural communities that produce food and shelter to sustain native wildlife. Students will recognize that improving natural communities can improve native habitats, food chains, and the local food web.

Applications will be accepted starting June 15th for the 2013 - 2014 school year.

Ecohelpers Service Learning Program Application

Contact

Santa Monica Mountains Education Program Staff

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805 370-2348 or 805 370-2314

Details

Grade Levels:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Fire Ecology, Landscapes, Planning/Development, Public Policy, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
National/State Standards:
California Benchmarks for Biology/Life Sciences: Ecology, Language Arts and History/Social Science: Historical Interpretation and Los Angeles Unified School District’s Service Learning requirements for Graduation.
Keywords:
ecology, Wildland-Urban Interface, invasive species, service learning
type:
Field Trip Program