Systems Biology – Lesson 7

Our efforts to understand how our campus ecosystem fits within the larger Puget sound ecosystem culminated today.  During the first two class days this week, students worked in groups to create presentations comparing and contrasting the Tyee campus ecosystem with the larger Puget Sound region ecosystem.  Students were tasked with identifying at least one aspect of CHON+Energy cycling absent from our campus that could be added back to make our campus more like the larger Puget Sound region ecosystem.

In the current lesson, students watched George Monbiot’s TED Talk about the concept of “rewilding” to encourage them to think big about how to improve the ecosystem of the Tyee campus.  After watching the talk, students worked individually to complete an evaluation of the project their group proposed the previous day to improve the campus.