Educator Activities

Educator Activities

Learning about Nebraska’s Threatened & Endangered Species is one of the most important things Nebraskans can to do to help conserve these fascinating and vital species. The activities below were developed to help educators – both formal and non-formal – educate students of all ages about at-risk species.

 

Picketing for Plovers

Students study threatened & endangered species and use the information gathered to make a “picket” sign encouraging others to help conserve and save their species.

Grades: 5-12

 

Whoopers on the Rise

Students study the population dynamics of the Whooping Crane (Grus americana) by exploring and graphing historic population numbers.

Grades: 5-12

 

Nature’s Network

Students create a web connecting numerous Nebraska native species (including T&E species). They then use this web to determine how each species is connected.

Grades: K-4

 

Make-Believe T&E

Students create masks of several T&E species. While wearing their masks, students pretend to be the animal and discuss its characteristics and  habitat.

Grades: K-4

 

Rare Species Class Book

Students choose a T&E species to research. Then, they create one page in a book detailing the species’ natural history and why this species is important.

Grades: K-4

 

Nebraska T&E Coloring Book

Young students learn about threatened and endangered species while coloring a page dedicated to each letter of the alphabet.

Grades: preK-4

 

WILD about Black-Footed Ferrets (developed by the Colorado Department of Wildlife and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

A guide of information and activities focusing on Black-Footed Ferrets. This guide provides not only background information about Black-Footed Ferrets, but also 8 classroom tested activities.

Grades: 5-12

NOTE: The WILD About Black-Footed Ferrets is a large file (26MB).