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Homeostasis & Feedback Mechanism*

Students will partipate in programs with Retzer (1.5 hours) and Water Resources (1.5 hours).

Explore the interconnection of species and how they maintain homeostasis in their environment and what happens if those feedback mechanisms get disrupted. Students will visit a prairie habitat and make connections of the role fire regulation has on ecosystem biodiversity. In addition, they will role play water run-off and look at the different types of road salt and how that impacts water systems. Students will also explore how plants maintain homeostasis.

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: HS-LS1-3
Duration: 180 minutes
Fee: Yes
Location options: Retzer Nature Center

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