Middle School Level

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Lakeville is a multi-disciplinary unit about ecosystems, natural resource management (i.e., invasive species), and civic responsibility. The activities can be presented in sequence for flow and reinforcement of subject matter or as stand-alone sessions. Each session is designed to encourage critical thinking while enhancing students’ environmental knowledge. Sessions 1 and 2 provide students with background information (if needed) and Session 3 brings it all together in a fun game-show style activity that gives students a chance to use their persuasive debate skills and make management decisions about a local freshwater habitat. The goal is to prepare students for their role as future citizens and environmental stewards.

Session 1, Silent Invaders of Florida’s Freshwater Ecosystems  

Session 2, Components of an Ecosystem  

Session 3, Lakeville ~ The Game