For students:

Main Video Episode

Deep Discovery | Adapting Landscapes to a Changing Climate - YouTube

Career Spotlight – Community Outreach and Education Specialist

Deep Discovery | Ep 4 Melody Meyer - YouTube

Career Spotlight – Watercolor Artist & Author

Deep Discovery | Ep 4 Lorene Edwards Forkner - YouTube

Links for Further Explorations

Watch Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED Talk

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped - BBC News

Meet the Ecologist Who Wants You to Unleash the Wild on Your Backyard | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

Art Community | #The100DayProject

Ecology (nationalgeographic.org)

Native-Plants-for-Erosion-Control.pdf (nativeplantspnw.com)

Recommended Reading

Soil Creation

Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell by Judith L. Li

Under one Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Others Ughs by Anthony D. Fredericks


Now is the Time for Trees: Make an Impact by Planting the World’s Most Valuable Resource by Dan Lambe of the Arbor Day Foundation written with Lorene Edwards Forkner

Episode 4 Adapting Landscapes to a Changing Climate

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Horticulturalists are people who care for gardens and the plants that grow within them.

Climate change is a change in climate patterns because of increased carbon levels in the atmosphere from human use of fossil fuels.

Photosynthesis is the process where plants, using water and carbon dioxide, transform sunlight into energy (carbohydrates) to fuel their grown and produce oxygen.

Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants parts, which collects the sunlight for photosynthesis.

Potential energy is the energy an object has because of how it is positioned in relation to other objects.

Kinetic energy is the energy of an object due to its motion.

Mycorrhizae fungi are fungi that exist in relationship to tree roots. They have a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship, where each provide benefit to the other.

Evaporation is when liquid water becomes vapor and it returned to the air.

Mulch is both the process of adding a protective layer to the top of soil and a general term for the material being added.

Noxious weeds are non-native plants that have the potential to harm humans or animals or to outcompete desired plants in an ecosystem


For Teachers:

Lakewold Episode 4 Curriculum Standards

Recommended Reading for Teachers, Families & Mixed Age Learning Communities

Habitat Restoration & Adaptation for a Changing Climate

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded by Douglas Tallamy

Planting in a Post Wild World by Thomas Rainier and Claudia West

Gardening in Summer-Dry Climates: Plants for a Lush, Water-Conscious Landscape by Nora Harlow and Saxon Holt


Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments led to Big Theory by James T. Costa

Tree Communication

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard


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