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Exploring our ecosystem



According to, an ecosystem is a structure formed by the interaction of a community of organisms and their environment. An ecosystem is a living community of plants and animals that need each other to exist. Each of the installments represented explores the Tampa ecosystem. On a piece of paper, write down the primary images presented in the artwork. Look in the St. Petersburg Times for examples of things you and your family need in order to exist. Next to each item, write down why you need this item in order to exist in your community. What would happen if these items were no longer available? Write a creative short story or poem about how a change in the ecosystem would change your life. Share your story or poem with your class. You also can share your poem or story here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:08pm]


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