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Teachers can get students involved with endangered species

There are countless ways that teachers can incorporate endangered species into their lesson plans, according to a recent report from the New York Times. Resources that can help a teacher plan a course around threatened animal species include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as organizations such as the Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy.

Teachers can ask questions concerning endangered animals, according to the news source, such as about predator-prey relationships, prey items, which predators are attracted to which preys, and where in the United States are certain predator-prey relationships found.

Lessons about endangered animals can be incorporated into classes as wide-ranging as science and geography to visual and language arts.

May 20, 2011 will be the Endangered Species Day, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), dedicated to raising awareness and celebrate the efforts of conservationists who are working to save threatened animals. A full list of endangered species, both animals and plants, can be found online on the U.S. FWS website. 
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