The lesson helps students to visualize and understand the complex relationships and processes of an ecosystem. "Students learn to look at an ecosystem — the oak woodland — as a system and, by doing so, become aware of relationships among living things, the processes and patterns that drive survival and evolution, and the importance of abiotic characteristics in sustaining life."
Downloadable materials include a mural by artist Ane Carla Rovetta in 15 panels, 30 information cards for use by students, and directions and discussion suggestions for instructors.
Center for Ecoliteracy. "Oak Woodland Learning Activities." Center for Ecoliteracy. Center for Ecoliteracy, 16 May 2013. Web. 28 Feb. 2016.