To incorporate living organisms into an educational, hands-on learning situation.
To stimulate the students' interest in science and to encourage them to investigate the world using scientific discipline.
To foster an appreciation for the diversity of the biological world.
To provide the teacher with a complete science unit and/or to reinforce a classroom's existing studies.
"Endangered Species and Extinction" explores the wide-ranging list of factors that can bring about the endangerment, or perhaps the complete extinction of a species. Students are encouraged to think critically about methods to preserve extant species and how modern science can play an important roll: from habitat conservation, to modern genetics, to captive propagation. The phenomenon of extinction, in fossil and modern context is discussed, along with hands-on contact with living amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals."
"A bewildering array of species have populated earth over it's long history. Yet of these species 99% are now extinct; from Tyrannosaurus rex, to the enigmatic dodo, to the woolly mammoth. Indeed, the vast majority of extinct species are known only from scant fossils. What causes an organism to go extinct? What precisely is an endangered species? This timely and provocative program explores this topic in detail, drawing from to today's headlines as well as from the fossil record".
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Live Animal Presentation
"Endangered Species and Extinction"