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From Ants to Grizzlies: A General Rule for Saving Biodiversity

This film explores the species-area relationship, a general ecological rule that describes how the number of species in a habitat changes with area, and shows how it has been applied to the conservation of protected areas.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Short Films
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
White-Nose Syndrome in Bat Populations

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that modeled the impact of an infectious fungal disease on a bat population.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Developing an Explanation for Tuskless Elephants

This activity builds on information presented in the video Selection for Tuskless Elephants. Students use scientific evidence and reasoning to construct an explanation of and develop an argument for tusklessness in elephant populations.

Evolution
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Understanding Global Change

This interactive module allows students and educators to build models that explain how the Earth system works. The Click & Learn can be used to show how Earth is affected by human activities and natural phenomena.

Environmental Science
Earth Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Cougars and Trees in a Trophic Cascade

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated the effects of tourism on cougars and cottonwood trees in a national park.

Ecology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Salt Stress Impacts Photosynthesis in Algae

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that investigated how salt affects the electron transport chain.

Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Mapping the Darién Gap

This video describes how indigenous communities from the tropical rainforest of Darién, Panama, use drones to map their lands. The communities use these maps to protect their territories from outside incursions and to design sustainable land-use plans.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Can a Fungus Save Plants from Global Warming?

This short video explores how the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and fungi allows these organisms to survive in very hot temperatures.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

This video describes a large-scale project to restore the wildlife of Gorongosa National Park. The video highlights the project’s approach of combining traditional conservation biology with solutions for addressing challenges in the community.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Vertebrate Declines and the Sixth Mass Extinction

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that measured species population declines on a global scale. These declines may be a part of Earth’s next mass extinction.

Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Microbial Community Response to an Oil Spill

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that monitored the microbial community before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Microbiology
Environmental Science
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College