What’s with the plovers?


Cute little birds.  Piping plovers are presently nesting on beaches along the Atlantic coast. Consequently beaches are often roped-off or closed to protect their nests and chicks.  Is this conservation working?  What should the numbers be like after so many years of protection?

Allow your class to appreciate the issue by viewing one of the videos that we've supplied and then do some analysis.

The activity:  What's-with-the-plovers.pdf

For members we have an editable Word.docx, an Excel sheet and charts, and suggested solutions.

What's-with-the-plovers.docx    plovers-stats.xlsx    What's-with-the-plovers-solution.pdf

Piping plovers - The Nature Conservatory

Plover study of winter habitat - PBS

CCSS:  7.EE.B, 7.RP.A, 8.SP.A, 8.EE.C, HSA.CED.A, HSS.ID.B


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