Lesson

Beautiful Bog: The Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve

Kauaʻi Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve is a montane wet system which receives all or most of it’s water from precipitation rather than from runoff, groundwater or streams. The unique and demanding physical and chemical characteristics of this area have resulted in the presence of plant and animal communities that demonstrate many special adaptations to low nutrient levels, waterlogged conditions, and acidic waters. Here at Kauaʻi Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve, the students will understand how the four spheres on Earth are interconnected as they investigate how native and non-native species are struggling to survive in a challenging and changing environment.

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Grades:
4
Topics:
HydrologyMeteorologyChemistryBiologyPhysics
Learning Time:
multi-session
Museum Connections:
ScienceOnASphere ScienceAdventure Planetarium
Standards:
4.W.7 4.W.8 GLO-1 GLO-2 GLO-3 GLO-4 GLO-5 GLO-6 SC.4.5.2 SC.4.5.3 4-ESS2.A
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