Session 1: Keystone Species: Ecosystem Engineers
A keystone species is one that other species in an ecosystem largely depend upon. If it were removed the ecosystem would change drastically. Students will learn about some of the Alabama keystone species and what ecosystems they help maintain.
K-2nd: October 17 12-1:30pm
3rd-5th: October 19 12-1:30pm
6th-8th: October 19 12-1:30pm
Session 2: Umbrella and Indicator Species; They matter too!
While keystone species are critical to an ecosystem, there are still other important species to consider. Students will delve further into the complex map of Alabama organisms and their habitats to learn the role all species play in the health of an ecosystem.
K-2nd: October 24 12-1:30pm
3rd-5th: October 26 12-1:30pm
6th-8th: October 26 12-1:30pm