Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2020

Series

VA Sea 2020 Lesson Plans

Abstract

Grades: 9-12 Subjects: Biology | Environmental Science | Oceanography

For this lesson, students will be U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologists. They will be tasked with figuring out which endangered or threatened species they have by identifying a genetic sequence unique to their species. The students will then have to research why their species in endangered or threatened and write a formal report of their findings to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

DOI

doi: 10.25773/2vet-xk20

Keywords

Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, endangered species, DNA, genetics, conservation techniques

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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Funding

The 2019/2020 VA SEA project was made possible through funding from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Margaret Davidson Fellowship Program which supports graduate students in partnership with research reserves where fieldwork, research, and community engagement come together. VA SEA is currently supported by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program.

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