Before we start our research we're going to learn a little bit about the history of endangered species in the United States. For this set of notes you'll need to pay attention to the type of information you'll need to look up for your country.
For today’s class you’ll be doing the initial research for the endangered species project (ESP). Using the web sources given to you research at least ten different endangered species by completing the table below. Remember the species must be from the IUCN Red List as Endangered or Critically Endangered and must be found outside of the United States. Don’t forget to name your document using the format “Name.ESPIR.Section #” and share it with Mr. Korchnak.
- Don't rush. You're going to spend the seven weeks researching your species. So do your research.
- Before moving on to the next species spend some time doing some basic searches to see how much information is available.
- The country you choose is just as important as the species.
- If there is a specific species you want to do remember that there are other similar species. You might want to look at some of them if your top pick gets selected.
- If you can't find a Latin name then you aren't looking at a specific species.
- Don't just look for animals. You can look for plants, insects and fungi as well.
- Your teachers have seen hundreds of these presentations. Feel free to ask us questions.
The species below are on the banned list. Meaning you can't do your project on them. These are previous winners, runner ups and projects completed by siblings/family members.
- Loggerhead Turtle
- Yellow-Eyed Penguin
- Clouded Leopard
- Tasmanian Devil
- Iberian Lynx
- Great White Shark
- Any species completed by a sibling or family member
Have at least 5 species looked up by the time you come into class on Monday.