The timeline on the Dinosaurs Alive page shows a massive extinction
about 65 million years ago. We are living through a similar time,
with biodiversity dropping very fast. Last time it was probably
a giant asteroid slamming into the earth. This time around, it's
the environmental damage done by the ever-growing human population.
Have your students research endangered birds from your area. The
students can write a paper and present to the class their findings.
Have the students answer the following questions:
What is the animal’s name?
What is the bird’s range?
What is its status in the wild?
Approximately, how many are left in the wild?
Why is it endangered?
What can we do to help its situation?
Have your students brainstorm ideas
how they can help the bird’s situation. Have them create a
project to make others aware of the plight of this species.
US Fish and Wildlife Services
Conservation on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Flora and Fauna