Mālama ‘Āina: Land and Water Usage on O‘ahu Students will investigate the human impact of land usage using water recharge data on O’ahu.A plot of land in Oahu has been listed for sale. You represent a group wanting to buy the land to convert it. Your job is to create a pitch for the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development as a buyer that includes the economical, cultural, biodiversified, social and ecological impacts your conversion would cause. Topics Climate Change AuthorsSarah Miranda, Stacey Sebert, Lacey Soriano Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Honolulu City Council reviewing rules for land use on Oahu Recharge website Tutorial Grading Rubric Student Resources Student worksheet – Page 2 is an extension activity Student Pitch/Presentation Template Additional ResourcesLand-use change and biodiversity: Challenges for assembling evidence on the greatest threat to nature https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.15846Vulnerability of biodiversity hotspots to global change https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/geb.12228Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01166.xTim Newbold – Land Use, Biodiversity Loss And Possible Impacts On Ecosystem FunctionLand-use change and biodiversity Next Generation Science StandardsCrosscutting ConceptsCause and effectStability and changeCore IdeasESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth SystemsESS3.D: Global Climate ChangePracticesEngaging in argument from evidenceAnalyzing and interpreting data Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts1.H: The ocean is connected to major lakes, watersheds and waterways because all major watersheds on Earth drain to the ocean. Rivers and streams transport nutrients, salts, sediments and pollutants from watersheds to estuaries and to the ocean.6.E: Humans affect the ocean in a variety of ways. Laws, regulations and resource management affect what is taken out and put into the ocean. Human development and activity leads to pollution (point source, non-point source, and noise pollution) and physical modifications (changes to beaches, shores and rivers). In addition, humans have removed most of the large vertebrates from the ocean.