PBL: Earth's Surface - Natural Bridge Conservation Plan
|Topic: Earth Science: Geology|
5.7 The student will investigate and understand how Earth's surface is constantly changing. Key concepts include
a) identification of rock types;
b) the rock cycle and how transformations between rocks occur;
c) Earth history and fossil evidence;
d) the basic structure of Earth's interior;
e) changes in Earth's crust due to plate tectonics;
f) weathering, erosion, and deposition; and
g) human impact.
The students will:
Develop a conservation plan in order to protect and utilize Natural Bridge now and in the future.
On May 12, 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe officially accepted the deed to Natural Bridge, transferring its ownership to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Plans are currently in place to have the site designated as a state park within the coming years. The Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund is looking to develop policies for Natural Bridge. You have been asked to develop a conservation plan to preserve and protect Natural Bridge for use today and for future generations.
|Students will be advisory consultants for The Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc.|
Virginia Museum of Natural History Programs
Virginia Tech Museum of Geosciences
The students will present a conservation plan based on their findings to the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc.