Human impacts on the Everglades ecosystem.
Students will participate in a lab experiment where they identify the different water users in the Everglades and how much water is consumed by each user group. Students will recognize ways to conserve water and discuss why water conservation is important to the Everglades.
Students will evaluate different benefits (ecosystem services) that the Everglades provides to humans. They will learn about six different threats that impact the Everglades ecosystem and humans, and design a poster for each threat.
Students will be presented with different “water dilemmas” affecting the Everglades. Teams will analyze the different scenarios, select which action they would take related to the dilemmas, and justify their reasoning.