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A collection of k-12 curricula, activity guides, and other resources to support hands-on, inquiry-based investigations of the ecosystems and organisms around us. Created by our Education Program in collaboration with Cary Institute scientists.

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Introduction: Creating a Woodland Study Plot
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Making Food Webs
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Preparing for Fieldwork
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Survivors at Foundry Cove!
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Weather: How could storms affect streams? [Exploration with data from Wappinger Creek]