Ecosystems of California: Deserts
To fulfill the requirements of the project, you will attend various “virtual field trips”. These are short YouTube videos, produced by Dr. Erika Zavaleta at UC Santa Cruz, that highlight various ecosystems throughout California. After watching each video, you will provide a brief summary with a description of the dominant plants and animals (and other points listed below). You will attend and summarize FIVE virtual field trips, each work 10 points.
- Go to Erika Zavaleta’s YouTube page (Links to an external site.) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGSmKeCX3a7ROPR8EWxaEJQ
- Choose from the following “Ecosystems of California” videos: Biodiversity, Offshore, Forestry, Fort Ord Chaparral, Rivers, Intertidal, Younger Lagoon Dunes, Subalpine, Urban, Oak Woodlands, Northcoast Forests, Lake Tahoe, Montane Forests, Mono Lake, Grasslands, Lundy Lake, Kelp Forests, Deserts, Estuaries, Coastal Sage, Beaches, Agriculture, Alpine, or Animal Tracking.
- Watch your chosen video and write a brief narrative summary (~500 words). Include the following in your summary:
- A brief summary of the ecosystem presented in the video you watched
- Where in California is this ecosystem found?
- Describe the dominant plants and animals mentioned (this may require some additional research beyond the video…what are the identifying characteristics, other interesting features, general distribution, interesting behaviors, are they common or rare, etc).
- Describe human impacts to the ecosystem (again, this may require some additional research beyond the video).
- Repeat the steps above 5X, for a total of 5 “field trips” each worth 10 points.
I COSHE THESE 5 VIDEO TO USE FOR THIS ASSIGEMNT:
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