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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 6/Day 4- Wildlife Ecology (Rising 6th/7th)

Posted by on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in SAVY.

It was another wild day in Wildlife Ecology!

This morning we learned some information about population dynamics and carrying capacity, using Isle Royale’s moose and wolves as an example. We also looked at
how quickly e. coli bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics. Then we went outdoors for an activity simulating the transfer of energy through ecosystems.

This afternoon we discussed natural selection, and did an activity about changes in bird beaks needed to acquire food. We watched a video about research in the
Galapagos Islands on natural selection and evolution in finches.

We finished up with a couple of videos about birds of paradise in New Guinea. Here’s a link to some more really cool bird dances-

I hope everyone has a great evening and we’ll finish up Wildlife Ecology tomorrow!

Ms. Lucy Organ

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