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Endangered Species



This short program explores the issue of endangered species.  It introduces key terms and information and explains how human impacts on habitat can lead to animal and plant extinction.  Students will see that changes made with the best of intentions can have detrimental impacts on natural habitats. Students are given some suggestions as to how they can make a difference and are encouraged to take action.

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This video could be used to encourage discussion on the impact humans are having on natural areas and to provide a springboard for students to make positive changes that will help prevent habitat loss. 

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Themes Addressed

Ecosystems (4)

  • Endangered Species
  • Habitat Loss
  • Interdependence
  • Invasive Species