High School Environmental Science

The Environmental Science curriculum unit is composed of five 45-minute lessons. These lessons cover wildfire regimes in Nevada, how climate change could impact future wildfires, and the challenges of managing invasive grasses and sage grouse habitat in Nevada. This draft unit is currently undergoing peer review, but educators are welcome to use these draft materials.

As part of these materials, students will:

  1. Explore factors that influence wildfire regimes and year-to-year variability in acres burned in Nevada
  2. Create research-based long and short-term predictions for future wildfires in Nevada.
  3. Propose an original scientific research project that would better inform land management practices in Nevada
  4. Participate in a mock grant funding panel where students evaluate peer research proposals and chose which ones to fund.

Access the draft Environmental Science Curriculum unit using the download link below

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