Biodiversity Murals

These murals were created in following the viewing of one of the following videos:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/wolves-yellowstone/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

 

Students worked together to create murals depicting the change in the ecosystem following the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone. Each mural is created with its own "flair".  Click on the image to bring up a slideshow of the mural.

Top mural depicts the Yellowstone ecosystem without wolves. The bottom mural depicts the Yellowstone ecosystem with wolves.

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Yellowstone without wolves - "elk overgrazed", "mice and bunnies had no place to hide" "without beaver dams, fish and otters have no place to live".

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Birds had more trees to nest in. Beavers had more wood to build dams and provide habitat for amphibians and fish.

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Top mural depicts the Yellowstone ecosystem without wolves. The bottom mural depicts the Yellowstone ecosystem with wolves.

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4th Grade Classroom Mural , Indian Hills Elementary School, Beaverton, Or. Teacher: Yvonne Nelson
5th grade ecosystem mural
5th grade ecosystem mural

Left side - Yellowstone without wolves. Right side - Yellowstone with wolves

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Songbirds returned because elk weren't eating so many leaves on trees.

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5th grade ecosystem mural
5th grade ecosystem mural

Left side - Yellowstone without wolves. Right side - Yellowstone with wolves

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5th Grade Classroom Mural  - Robert Gray Elementary School, Longview, Wa. Teacher Heidi Kleser

Students worked cooperatively to create this collaged hand colored mural.

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Students worked cooperatively to create this collaged hand colored mural.

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4th Grade Classroom Mural , Indian Hills Elementary School, Beaverton, Or. Teacher: Yvonne Nelson
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