Central Question: What impact can the introduction of new species have on an ecosystem?
Guiding Thought Question: While working as a state forestry specialist you notice the growth of a non-native weed start growing in your conservation area. As the weed spreads further local farmers introduce non-native rabbits to the area that are known to feed on the plants to protect their crops from the encroaching weeds, but they quickly multiply and start eating other plants as well, resulting in numbers on non-native rabbits decreasing. How do you address the issue? What recommendations do you make?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will analyze critical effects of the introduction of invasive species on an ecosystem and the distributions of native species by looking at case studies and acting out the introduction
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