Food Systems

The food we eat every day relies on the same ecological principles we have been learning through EcologyOnline. Join educator Drew as he steps away from the fire place and takes a turn at investigative reporting. Drew discovers a potato is grown in the ground, talks with Chef Rich to hear about all the people important in getting our food the plate, and runs in to the ever cantankerous Lucinda Lobster. Through the activities, you’ll investigate where your food comes from, make connections with people in your food system, and learn how the food you eat connects you to the world around.

Food Systems Course

Food is Ecology, Energy, and Community.

Outdoor Safety

As you head outside to explore, be sure to have safety in mind! Are you dressed appropriately for the weather? How about sunscreen, a hat, raincoat, or bug spray? Be sure you are with an adult, or they know where you are. Keep to areas you or someone you are with are familiar with. Be aware of your surroundings. There is so much to see and explore right outside your door - have fun, be curious, and be safe!

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 

EcologyOnline’s ABCs of Ecology™ Module incorporates The Next Generation Science Standards "Science and Engineering Practices" as students explore, engage, and attempt to make sense of outdoor phenomena. These practices reflect what scientists use to investigate the world, and are skills and knowledge sets that help students internalize science learning. As students engage in learning the ABCs of Ecology™, they will be engaging in a full range of cognitive, social, and physical practices that scientific inquiry requires.