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Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.

Endangered Species

Starting with a slideshow, students will learn about endangered and state-listed species as well as reasons for this status. Younger groups will participate in an active game to help understand how species become endangerd and how we can help.We will include success stories and how we have learned from the past in our management decisions.

Program Location(s):

  • Your school or other location

  • Offered in the Connecticut River Valley

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

In class lessons= $150 per class (up to 25 students) per period.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 6-MS-ESS1-4 - Earth's Place in the Universe - aging rock layers and index fossils

  • 6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time

  • 6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution

  • 7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.

  • 7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size

  • 7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.

  • 7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.

  • 7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

  • 8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

  • 8-MS-LS1-5 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - how env. and genetics influence growth

  • 8-MS-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - gene mutations

  • 8-MS-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - (a)sexual reproduction and gene variation

  • 8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

  • 8-MS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - artificial selection

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].