Have you ever felt that the Environmental Science curriculum felt unconnected? Have you ever found your students memorizing the components of an ecosystem without understanding the unique emergent properties of the system as a whole? Have you ever wanted a robust and quantitative way to explore ecological succession? If this sounds like you or someone you know, come experience a taste of the new modeling-based Environmental Science Curriculum on April 25th. This professional development will allow you to explore r and K strategists in “student mode” within the context of succession as a means to derive the adaptive cycle; as well as provide you the opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded teachers while you incorporate these ideas into your classroom in “teacher mode”.