Endangered Species Oct 16, 2007 2:00/1:00 MT/PT
Want to make a difference?
With your help, Zoo Boise is going to grant approximately
$60,000 to three conservation organizations who will
help save endangered animals all over the world! You get to help decide
which projects deserve the money! So hop on over to Zoo
Boise and put in your VOTE!
The Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/espp/coloring/) has created a coloring book that will introduce you to 21 endangered and threatened plants and animals found in the United States, download one or download them all!
National Wildlife Federation
American Museum of Natural History Find out more about the cause of
extinction at the American Museum of Natural history's biodiversity site.
In the Going, Going Gone section you can find some cool facts to amaze
and impress your friends and family! (http://ology.amnh.org/biodiversity/)
a world without animals. It's hard to imagine, but each day takes us closer
to such a world. To find out more about endangered animals, animalinfo.org
has information listed by both the common and scientific names to make
it easier to find what you are looking for. Another great site for information
about different species is EELINK
provided by the North American Association for Environmental Education
which has compiled resources from a number of agencies. http://eelink.net/EndSpp/specieshighlights-mainpage.html
Are you interested in the environment,
animals and the health of our world? Check out EEKOWORLD where
you can build your own EEKO creature, learn why plants and animals are
important and how you can help the environment better for all species!
Extinction ...who can say the word Extinction and not think of dinosaurs? But what caused the extinction of dinosaurs? Check out the mystery at the University of California Museum of Paleontology (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/extinction.html)
Check out these
success stories at
Species: The Next Millennium aka ES2000 - is a Thinkquest site created
by students who examine the relationship between humans and the disappearing
more about endangered species in Idaho:
Endangered Species Lesson Plans and
Links for Teachers
adventures are a success!
Field Guide lessons come with video!
series features a documentary and companion lesson plan examining
the personal sacrifices and challenges faced by a New York writer who
dedicates his time and resources to rescuing endangered turtles. Lesson
plan has students demonstrate how organisms in an ecosystem are interdependent
and examine how numerous species are affected when an organism becomes
Another adaptation of the web of life lesson plan can be found at the NOAA Fisheries Web site which outlines an activity using a ball that shows students how easily remaining animals in a species can perish when most of the population is gone.
Visit Idaho Fish and Game's website where you can access their, Wildlife Express newspaper! Each issue focuses on the natural history of an Idaho wildlife species, written in an educational and entertaining fashion for upper elementary and middle school students. (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/news/newsletters/wild_express/)
The US Fish and Wildlife has a created a powerpoint for teachers to use in the classroom entitled Endangered Means there is Still Time. (http://training.fws.gov/deo/endang/INDEX.html)