Saving the Shrubsteppe

A field of sagebrush with mountains in the distance.
Photo by WDFW

Elementary school students explore the increasingly at-risk shrubsteppe ecosystem and learn about the various wildlife and plants that call the shrubsteppe home. They explore what it means for organisms to be a producer, consumer, or decomposer. Next, students make connections and show how numerous species make up complex and interconnected webs. Finally, students reflect on what the shrubsteppe means to them and explore ways to help conserve this ecosystem and all the species who call it home.  

Lesson plan

Saving Our Shrubsteppe Lesson Plan (PDF)

Supplemental resources

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Recorded May 21, 2021