Learn More: Eco-Exploration
We have learned a lot about the environment, specifically who eats who. Food chains and food webs are a big part of nature, and it is important we understand how they work. If you would like to learn more about food chains and food webs, more about animals’ special skills, or even how you can help out all the animals that live around you, check out these interesting resources.
Here are some great resources to help you learn more about current eco-exploration.
A really good source of information on food webs and food chains and other information about nature is the National Geographic Society:
If you want to know more about local ecosystems in Minnesota check out Cedar Creek’s website. They provide current research projects and even projects that you can help them with.
- Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve: https://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/
- Explore Cedar Creek
- Citizen Science Projects: https://www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/citizenscience
Also good source of information about wildlife found in Minnesota is the DNR of Minnesota
Go on your own bioblitz and share your observations with other scientists and observers by using the following apps/websites:
- iNaturalist: App or website: https://www.inaturalist.org/
- Seek by Inaturalist (App)
- Audubon Bird Guide (App) and website: https://www.audubon.org/ (mainly birds)
Here are some interesting videos also about Food webs and Food chains:
- What is a Food Chain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuO4WB4SwCg
- The Food Chain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZOvqYypOuo
Here is an interesting videos also about animal adaptations:
- BBC Earth—Top 5 Animal Adaptations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8YswmQuAg
Suggested Eco-Ecploration Book list: