Ecological Dimension of Place

This unit is designed for an informal educational setting, specifically for ski and snowboard schools. Some of the lessons are framed to be applied to any outdoor learning environment, but most of the lessons are specific for Snowmass, CO.
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Standards Aligned

Next Generation Science Standards, Social Studies (C3), Na Hapena A'o, Other (see Unit)

Community Partner(s)

I selected my community partners by identifying local community non-profits that specialize in outdoor education(Roaring Fork Conservancy, and ACES).

Essential Question

Why do different landscape features affect the life and resources of a place?

Enduring Understanding

  • Understand how changes in landscape features effects the life forms and resource cycling that exist within a place

Learner Level Pre-K, Elementary

Primary Content Cultural Knowledge, STEM, World Languages