The Project: There has been a major disruption in one of Earth’s ecosystems, completely altering it. Life, as it was, has been irrevocably changed (sound familiar?), and your challenge is to report on the scientific nature of the changes …as part of the radio drama reporting on this ecosystem disruption.
Earth’s ecosystems play a vital role in our everyday life. However, these ecosystems are relatively fragile, and seemingly small disruptions can have exponential impacts. This ecosystem project for middle and high school students aims to drive this point home. Furthermore, an ecosystem project for students carries lifelong lessons on the potential dangers of ecosystem disruption that will remain relevant in our near future.