Teachers Resource Center
Endangered Species Day: Teachers Resource Center
Missing Species Report Project
The Missing Species Report project is a socially engaged arts and science program designed to help raise awareness of 10 species of animals, plants and insects that are severely endangered. It features a downloadable curriculum (that fits into national common core standards for literacy and art as well as next generation standards) for four different age groups, along with templates for the special species reports and flyers that students can develop, and with additional resources.
- ARKive Gallery of endangered species photos & video
- Film Library (discount for teachers)
- Toolkit (includes: posters, activity book, masks, passports, bookmarks, letters to the editor, Endangered Species Day stickers, etc.)
Teaching resources for 11-14 year-olds, from ARKive:
- Teacher’s Forum (below)
- Video: Dave Cox, a biology teacher at Land Community College, Springfield, Ill., shares his experiences teaching endangered species conservation.
- Video: Diane Bentivegna and the students of Woodmere Middle School’s Class 7A created the video, “Voice of Youth: “Protect the Endangered Species Act”.
- Article: Illinois High School science teacher Paul Ritter incorporated endangered turtles into his class’ curriculum.
- Article: “Bringing Endangered Species to the Classroom”—an article from the May, 2011 issue of The American Biology Teacher, featuring of suggestions for biology, ecology, conservation and other educators.
Biology, science, ecology and other instructors are encouraged to share their classroom techniques for teaching students about endangered species. In addition, please share your special resources (a book, website, etc.) and questions about endangered species education.