Funded by the City of Long Beach, Module 12 - Part I, “Urban Coyotes”, provides students the opportunity to explore topics related to Coyotes, Canis latrans, including coyote ecology and resiliency, population dynamics, traits/adaptations/behavior, biodiversity, and wildlife management. Coyotes are a common topic in urban centers all across North America. As coyotes compete for resources including space and food, coyote sightings in urban areas are only going to increase. With strong wildlife management programs in place, cities can mitigate contact with coyotes, while still ensuring their survivability. The goal of this Part I is to provide the history of the coyote-human coexistence. Coyotes and humans have cohabitated for centuries, and as coyotes have been pushed into cities by habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and other mitigating factors, an increase in coyote presence in cities has resulted. Lesson 5 of this Module will have a Special Focus on a local wildlife management coyote case study being conducted by CURes in Long Beach, California.

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Curriculum Support Materials

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M12 Background Materials CA-NGSS Standards Alignment Chart

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M12 Background Materials Key Terms

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M12 Background Materials Lesson Adaptations and Extensions

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M12 Background Materials Outline

Additional Presentations

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Additional Presentations: Domestic Animals in Nature

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Additional Presentations: Domestication - Dr. Eric Strauss

Lesson 1: Coyote Ecology and Resiliency

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M12 Lesson 1 Coyote Ecology Research and Note-taking Graphic Organizer

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M12 Lesson 1 Outline

M12 Lesson 1 Picture Walk Cards

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M12 Lesson 1 Picture Walk Worksheet (For Students)

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M12 Lesson 1 Picture Walk Worksheet (For Teachers)

M12 Lesson 1 Powerpoint

Lesson 2: Coyote Population Dynamics

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M12 Lesson 2 Note-Taking Graphic Organizer

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M12 Lesson 2 Outline

M12 Lesson 2 Powerpoint

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M12 Lesson 2 Student Diet and Activity Tracker Worksheet

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M12 Lesson 3 Note-taking Graphic Organizer

Lesson 3: Coyote Traits, Adaptations and Behavior

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M12 Lesson 3 Outline

M12 Lesson 3 Powerpoint

Lesson 4: Canid Biodiversity

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M12 Lesson 4 Note-taking Graphic Organizer

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M12 Lesson 4 Outline

Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management (Long Beach Case Study)

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M12 Lesson 5 Backyard Assessment Survey

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 1

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 2

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 3

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 4

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 5

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M12 Lesson 5: Coyote Wildlife Management Group 6

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M12 Lesson 5 Note-taking Graphic Organizer

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M12 Lesson 5 Outline

M12 Lesson 5 Powerpoint