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Author

The Nature Conservancy

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Ebooks

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Connecticut

The Nature Conservancy CT Annual Report 2023

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Synopsis
  • This short eBook discusses the environmental accomplishments of The Nature Conservancy's (TNC's) Connecticut chapter, how climate change is impacting precipitation patterns in Connecticut, and TNC's efforts to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Students will learn that TNC has protected forest habitats in northwest Connecticut, extreme precipitation events are happening more often in Connecticut because of climate change, and TNC is translating some of their written materials into Spanish.
  • This report mentions several Connecticut locations, such as the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage in Northwest CT, Lucius Ordway Pond/Devil's Den Preserve, Bridgeport, Thames River, Long Island Sound, Burnham Brook Preserve, and others.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This eBook contains aesthetically pleasing illustrations and photographs.
  • The text of this eBook balances optimism with a sense of urgency.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should zoom in at least once to read the text.
  • After zooming in, students should click and drag their mouse to navigate the text.
  • Students should understand the importance of biodiversity, the urban heat island effect, and stormwater runoff.

Differentiation

  • Students can use this eBook for a research project on climate activism in the United States.
  • Teachers can use this eBook as a conceptual introduction to climate resilience.
  • This eBook can support a classroom discussion where students consider the sustainability of their personal lives.
  • This eBook can enhance a lesson on the connection between climate change and biodiversity.
  • Teachers can have students read sections of the eBook in groups and report a summary of the section to the class. 
Scientist Notes
This resource from The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut (TNC in CT) highlights statewide conservation efforts from 2023. Filled with nature pictures, conservation project reports, and testimonials from TNC in CT trustees, this resource covers statewide efforts to combat biodiversity loss and climate change. Using science to listen to nature and act accordingly frames the project reports. This resource features straightforward text and graphics and is recommended for teaching.
Standards

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  • Social Studies
    • U.S. History: America in the World - Geography, People, and the Environment
      • 6.1.12.GeoHE.13.a: Construct an argument on the effectiveness of environmental movements, their influence on public attitudes, and the efficacy of the government’s environmental protection agencies and laws.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.CI.11–12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of an informational text and analyze how they are developed and refined over the course of a text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex account or analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
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