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Food Web Lesson

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This activity lesson aims to introduce 4-6th grade students to food chains, food webs, and nutrient cycling. The lesson was designed for Kids in Nature visits to Storke Wetland and North Campus Open Space (NCOS), but can be adapted to any outdoor setting. Students are engaged with a hands-on game that models local food webs. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California by providing quality environmental science education and experiences through place-based field trips, mentored by UCSB students in the Nature and Science Education Practicum, utilizing hands-on activities to bring K-12 students outdoors and to UCSB. The Kids in Nature program is supported by the UCSB Coastal FundUCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation

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