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Lesson 1: Coyote Ecology and Resiliency


The purpose of this lesson is to facilitate student acquisition of background knowledge on topics related to coyote ecology, including geographic distribution, physiology, sociobiology, genetic variation and evolution, among others. Threaded throughout the lessons will be an exploration and discussion of human-impact on coyote geographic distribution, home ranges, physiology, diet, behavior, adaptations, and resiliency. Special focus will be spent on identifying notable behavioral changes that have occurred in urban coyotes over the past century. Students will research and present their findings via a Project Based Learning (PBL) poster.