Learning the Land takes Grade 7 students through a process in which they discover the workings of native prairie ecosystems and the changes that have occurred within a context of Traditional Culture and Knowledge. They will learn about interactions within ecosystems that put species at risk of extinction and ways that they can contribute to solutions that conserve native prairie for all its inhabitants.
Traditional Knowledge provides insights that are unique and important. Knowledge that has been accumulated over the generations can be used to assess or improve the health of native prairie ecosystems and to document the changes that have occurred. Traditional Knowledge also gives direction as to how we should live our lives and treat the Earth.