The discussion allows you to look into the ecological significance of the trophic levels by looking into the food sources where you live.
Please follow the discussion guideline [PDF] to post your initial response and participate in the discussion.
Read the article on food deserts. Using the Food Desert Atlas found at the USDA Economic Research Service, look up Oakton, Virginia and discuss the availability of food sources where you live(Oakton, Virginia).
- Are there adequate healthy food sources within walking distance?
- Is there something you could do in your community to increase access to healthy food sources?
- How do these food deserts relate to the food web?
- Share your findings and thoughts with the class in a discussion post and what you learned about food deserts.