Consider the complex challenges facing endangered wildlife. Each team of students develops and presents plans that protect the needs and constraints of a different species around the globe.
Concepts/Skills: Environment, brainstorming, problem-solving, communication, conservation, systems design
Grade Levels: 7-12
Duration: Four sessions (60 minutes each)
Objectives: Students will ...
- Identify a specific problem within the complex needs of an endangered species.
- Create solutions that address the needs of a protected area.
- Refine their solution based on feedback from another team.
- Present their ideas to communicate the need addressed, their solution and the impact.
Design Problem: You and your team run an animal conservation foundation. Community members who work with [your species] have asked your team to develop plans for helping to conserve this animal population.