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Lesson 9: Action in Urban Ecology


Students will be provided with a framework for thinking about and planning for directed action based on the science of urban ecology. They will examine and discuss a case study that follows this framework, and will also have the opportunity to apply the framework in an example project, that of making the case for paper recycling in a fictional high school. This framework is a consistent feature of the curriculum, and is a part of every module. Each subsequent module will explore one aspect of the action planning framework in greater detail in conjunction with the understanding goals of the modules. Throughout, students will be able to gain a better understanding of the framework and directed action based on the science of urban ecology, as well as build towards a final culminating project plan. The final module of the curriculum, module 8, is centered on this framework.