Ecology: Resilient Planet

Investigate the health of our environment and discover how to protect our planet’s most diverse ecosystems

Ecology- Resilient Planet

Resilient Planet

 

This engaging curriculum gives students the opportunity to learn from scientists from the Great Lakes WATER Institute, National Geographic, Ocean Exploration Trust, and NOAA. Students will investigate the health of our current environment and discover how to protect our planet’s most diverse ecosystems from natural disasters, climate change, and other environmental phenomena.

Operation: Resilient Planet includes interactive games, high quality videos, and immersive missions that not only teach key science concepts, but also gives students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in real life environmental situations where they are responsible to:

  • Investigate alien invaders in the Great Lakes
  • Protect whales in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Discover why there are so many sharks on the reefs of Hawaii
  • Snorkel over a coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico

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Resilient Planet - Mission 1

Mission 1: Invaders

Host Researcher:
Dr. Russell Cuhel
Senior Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute

Study invasive species that affect the ecology of Lake Michigan.

Resilient Planet - Mission 2

Mission 2: Survivors

Host Researcher:
Dr. Robert Ballard
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic
Chief Scientist and Expedition Leader, JASON Learning Project

Scour Earth’s surface for evidence of weathering and erosion, processes that sculpt and shape our ever-changing planet.

Resilient Planet - Mission 3

Mission 3: Paradise Lost

Host Researcher:
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Explorer-In-Residence
National Geographic

Explore evidence collected by Dr. Guthrie and other scientists with the goal of restoring the Chesapeake Bay to a healthier ecosystem.

Resilient Planet- Mission 4

Mission 4: Paradise Found

Host Researcher:
Dr. Enric Sala
Emerging Explorer and Fellow, National Geographic

Join Dr. Enric Sala to study populations of organisms in pristine ecosystems.

Resilient Planet - Mission 5

Mission 5: The Rescue

Host Researcher:
Dr. Leila Hatch
Ocean Noise Specialist, NOAA

Dr. Leila Hatch shows how she uses sound data collected in the oceans to suggest policy to help protect the animals that live there.

Included Materials

Specially prepared teacher support materials to support each of the five missions in Resilient Planet:

  • Pre and Post Tests
  • Data Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • A Special Teacher’s Edition
  • Web links, and other tools

Plus, Digital Labs allow students to explore the scientists’ work through engaging videos and interactive online games such as the “Operation: Resilient Planet Game,” JASON’s award-winning 3D underwater adventure.

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