Overview

Join us on an evolutionary adventure. We’re going to recreate the environment of previous geological eras and attempt to restore the ecological balance that existed at that time. Along the way we’ll explore how the Earth has been reshaped by geological and cataclysmic processes and how varied environments selected for the best fit.

Share your data, your thoughts, and the process. Students are expected to comment regularly and progress will be monitored daily.

Here’s the scenario:

You have just been hired to be in charge of the United States Historical Wildlife Preserve Project. In this new position, your first area of concern is to choose and maintain wildlife from an historic epoch or time period. Your animals and plants have been extinct for many years and your task is to balance the preserve in a way that the extinct organisms can thrive. Utilize information that you learned from plate tectonics, biomes, food-webs, predator/prey relationships, The Real Jurassic Park video, natural selection, and geologic time to develop your park plan for approval by the United States Wildlife Board. This park will be a glimpse into the past for all humans to appreciate and to better understand the present and future relationships and natural selection processes on Earth.

Develop a park plan that pulls together information from various sources in order to provide a glimpse into the past for present and future generations and enable them to better understand the natural selection processes on Earth.