Episode 3 Development & Native Habitat

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Ecosystems are a community of living things and the environment in which they live.

A National Park is piece of land owned by United States Federal Government, which is reserved for conservation and public enjoyment.

Resource extraction is taking a product from the land or water to sell.

Development is the growth of human activities into once undeveloped spaces.

A luthier person who builds stringed instruments.

Climate is day-to-day weather data tracked over years.

Greenhouse gases are the gas layer above the earth that traps in heat and protects us from the light of the sun.

Carbon is a non-metallic element found in all living things.

An element is a substance that cannot be broken down to simpler substances.

A prairie is an open grassland ecosystem.

Temperate rain forest is a forest of evergreen and broadleaf trees growing near an ocean, which receives large amounts of rain. Below the trees are layers of shrubs, ferns, and mosses which create a lush ecosystem.

Biomass is the carbon in living and dead trees, shrubs, fallen leaves and debris in a forest and its soil.

Old growth forest is a diverse undisturbed forest in which trees can attain great size.


For students:

Main Video Episode

Deep Discovery | Development & Native Habitat - YouTube

Career Spotlight – Environmental Specialist

Deep Discovery | Ep 3 Sarah Norberg - YouTube

Links for Further Explorations

Browse - Digital Collections (pugetsound.edu)

Protecting Olympic's Forests During World War II (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Listen Planting Oaks for Birds | BirdNote

Watch Plants, Pollinators, Native Prairies and Conservation - YouTube

Activity How Biodiverse is Your Backyard? | STEM Activity (sciencebuddies.org)

Recommended Reading


As an Oak Tree Grows by Brian Karas

The Tree in the Ancient Forrest by Carol Reed-Jones

Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast by Robert Van Pelt

Keeping a Nature Journal

Keeping a Nature Journal, 3rd Edition: Deepen Your Connection with the Natural World All Around You by Claire Walker Leslie

For Teachers:

Lakewold Episode 3 Curriculum Standards

Western Redcedar Dieback | PPO Home | Washington State University (wsu.edu)

Recommended Reading for Teachers, Families & Mixed Age Learning Communities

Natural Journaling/Recording Data

Trees of the West: An Artist’s Guide by Molly Hashimoto

Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature's Palette by Molly Hashimoto

Color in and Out of the Garden: Watercolor Practices for Painters, Gardeners, and Nature Lovers by Lorene Edwards Forkner, Store — a handmade garden

Trees Up Close: The Beauty of Bark, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds by Nancy Ross Hugo

Native Plants

Trees of the West: An Artist’s Guide by Molly Hashimoto

Cascadia Revealed: A Guide to the Plants, Animals & Geology of the Pacific Northwest Mountains by Daniel Mathews

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Guide by Arthur R. Kruckeberg and Linda Chalker-Scott

Terrarium Building

Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magic, Miniature Worlds by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant



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