This collaboration engages teens with one of the most pressing issues of science and civic consequence of our time – urban ecology, a sub-field of ecology that examines the interaction between humans and ecosystems in urbanized environments. High school students are conducting research, guided by a WCS instructor, graduate student, and a professor from Fordham. The participants are disseminate their discoveries through a blog and a series of symposiums. The results of their research will provide scientific evidence that policy makers could potentially use in making decisions about local land use and other issues. Participating students will be better informed to make responsible environmental choices while learning important science skills.
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Fordham University & the Wildlife Conservation Society- Project TRUE (Teens Researching Urban Ecology)
The human community is intimately and intrinsically connected with the whole of Creation. We cannot thrive, nor in many cases survive, outside of healthy and diverse ecosystems. Yet the marked realities of global warming, loss of biodiversity, and the contamination and depletion of water and soil resources make it ever more clear that the path we are on is self-destructive and unsustainable.