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Adaptations and Biodiversity: Balancing nature and human impacts

Join DNR educator Katie McGlashen in exploring the landscape, ecosystems and recreation opportunities at Waterloo Recreation Area, one of the largest areas of state land in the Lower Peninsula. Waterloo's biodiversity and unique landforms offer recreational fun for many, with humans and wildlife habitat in balance. This 30-minute presentation will meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand how landforms create diverse habitats for wildlife and people to use.
  • Describe some of the habitats found in Waterloo and the common adaptations of the plants and animals that live there.
  • Describe the signs of a healthy habitat and explain how invasive species might be introduced to a habitat.
  • Understand that public lands belong to you and are valued to protect wildlife habitat and provide opportunities for recreation, with social, health and economic benefits.

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