Jessie Rack: Science will Save the World - Backyard Biodiversity

Today’s episode is all about biodiversity!

Biodiversity means the variety of life, and is measured by counting the number of different kinds of living things in a particular place. You can do a backyard biodiversity survey in your yard or on your street: give yourself a set amount of time and write down every different kind of plant, animal, or fungus you can find! If you don’t know its name, that’s OK, just write down what it looks like.

Thanks to my friends at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for inspiration! They’ve also developed a FREE printable coloring book graphic novel about the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert, find it here: https://www.desertmuseum.org/center/e…

This production is brought to you by the University of Arizona’s Community and School Garden Program, and the world’s best field assistant, Penny.


Ecology
K-6, Middle School

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