The concept of a tree of life as a multi-branched trunk illustrates the 4 billion year evolution of all life on earth. This concept is continually changing as more genetic information shows us how closely we are related to all living things. The purpose of this class is to broaden the youth's concept of how life functions within diverse ecosystems and on a planetary scale.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
BIODIVERSITY MENTORSHIP ALLIANCE OF SCHOOLS- OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA
Students from Pleasant Park Elementary, McDonald Cartier, Fisher Park Public, and St-Patrick's High school met with students from St-Laurent Academy to celebrate biodiversity at our Macoun Marsh.
We used our outdoor study area in the center of urban Ottawa. Our Macoun Marsh project in Beechwood Cemetery continues to be our core biodiversity project. To date, almost 1400 species have been recorded here. The next program is on October 13.