Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Restoration

Collector: Ann V.

The tale of the restoration of California's Channel Islands begins with a video that details the devastation of Santa Cruz Island by introducing species that are not native to the region. Additionally, the video discusses the controversy about the attempts to remove these invasive, non-native species. As part of their study of the restoration projects on Santa Cruz Island, class members demonstrate their understanding of the connections among plant life, animals, and the actions of humans by crafting a model that reveals these interconnections. As a final activity in the unit, scholars adopt a Visible Thinking Routine designed to display their understanding of the different points of view presented in the documentary about the restoration of the Channel Island fox and the bald eagle to Santa Cruz island.

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