How can we protect an endangered species in our area?
Students work together to investigate local species that are (or were) native to the area and are now endangered or threatened. Students record findings in field journals and compare their findings with the populations in various ecosystems and habitats around the world. Students research and record information such as the inherited traits, learned behaviors, adaptations, life cycles, and food chains of key species in various habitats and make connections to the local species and habitat they are investigating. Students work together to determine why the species is no longer thriving or surviving and how they might protect or positively affect the species, and then students communicate this information to their larger community.