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National Park Labs: Studies of Wildland Fire Ecology

Native morning glory bloom in a field after a fire.
Native morning glory bloom in a field after a fire.

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National Park Labs: Studies of Wildland Fire Ecology curriculum is progressive and builds on the knowledge of each prior lesson. Subjects covered include Mediterranean biomes, ecosystems of the Santa Monica Mountains, fire ingredients, behavior and conditions, impacts of fire on soils and water, prescribed fires, wildland/urban interface issues, wildfire and the media, and evaluating the impacts of humans on the Santa Monica Mountains. Teacher materials include guidelines that provide the concept, objective, method, materials, duration, procedures for conducting lessons, student handouts, and student investigation worksheets.

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Grade Levels:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Plants, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Fire Ecology, Public Policy
National/State Standards:
California State Standards Grades 9-12: Chemistry, Biology/Life Science, Investigation and Experimentation, AP Environmental Science
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