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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Binder Cover

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CA-NGSS Standards Alignment Chart, Center for Urban Resilience

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Key Terms - Urban Wildlife, Center for Urban Resilience

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Lesson Adaptations and Extensions, Center for Urban Resilience

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Outline - Part I, “Urban Coyotes,” Lessons 1-5, Center for Urban Resilience

Additional Presentations

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Additional Presentations: Domestication, Eric Strauss

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Additional Presentations: The Role of Domestic Animals in the Teaching and Management of Nature, Center for Urban Resilience

Lesson 1: Coyote Ecology and Resiliency

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Coyote Ecology Research and Note-taking Graphic Organizer, Center for Urban Resilience

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How Coyotes Conquered North America

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Outline - Coyote Ecology & Resiliency, Center for Urban Resilience

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Picture Walk Cards, Center for Urban Resilience

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Picture Walk Worksheet - Coyotes (For Students), Center for Urban Resilience

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Picture Walk Worksheet - Coyotes (For Teachers), Center for Urban Resilience

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Powerpoint - Coyote Ecology & Resilience, Center for Urban Resilience

Lesson 2: Coyote Population Dynamics

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Note-taking Graphic Organizer, Center for Urban Resilience

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Note-Taking Graphic Organizer, Center for Urban Resilience

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Outline - Coyote Population Dynamics, Center for Urban Resilience

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Powerpoint - Coyote Population Dynamics, Center for Urban Resilience

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Student Diet and Activity Tracker Worksheet, Center for Urban Resilience

Lesson 3: Coyote Traits, Adaptations and Behavior

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Outline - Coyote Traits, Adaptations & Behavior, Center for Urban Resilience

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Powerpoint - Coyote Traits, Adaptations & Behavior, Center for Urban Resilience

Lesson 4: Canid Biodiversity

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Note-taking Graphic Organizer, Center for Urban Resilience

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Outline - Coyote Biodiversity, Center for Urban Resilience

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

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Coyote Risk Assessment Backyard Survey, Center for Urban Resilience

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Note-taking Graphic Organizer, Center for Urban Resilience

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Outline - Coyote Wildlife Management, Center for Urban Resilience

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Powerpoint - Coyote Wildlife Management, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 1, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 2, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 3, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 4, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 5, Center for Urban Resilience

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Science Probe - Wildlife Management Scenario Group 6, Center for Urban Resilience