Designing a Sustainable Guest Village in the Saguaro National Park

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Brainstorm ideas to design a sustainable guest village in the Sonoran Desert. The first installment of a nine-part unit teaches young environmental scientists about the basics of the Saguaro National Park and about sustainable design. Video clips from expert ecologists provide some additional information.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite an ecologist to give a talk on sustainability
Classroom Considerations

  • There is one associated activity for the lesson
  • Learners should have some basic familiarity with biotic and abiotic factors of a biome
Pros

  • Includes PowerPoint presentation to use in class
Cons

  • Provides an overview of activity, but it does not include the actual activity (which is the next installment)