Field Ecology in a Cultural Context
The authors of this article describe their development of a module that integrates modern ecological theory within an American Indian (AI) cultural framework. In the weeklong field study course in Hot Springs, South Dakota, Lakota Sioux high school students explore woodpecker habitat selection and fire ecology. The article describes the module the authors develop and how different elements or styles of learning are incorporated. The module can be modified to correlate with regular semester coursework and with different cultures.