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Hiaasen Literary Cafe: Florida Everglades - Endangered Species

Welcome

Welcome to the Carl Hiaasen Literary Cafe!

In this online activity, you will visit 3 stations and follow the directions on the web page for each station.  This will include using some of the databases you have recently learned about to search and read more about a topic related to the Hiaasen books, Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink.  

Read and follow carefully the directions in the box Directions for this Cafe Station on each web page.

Cafe Station Directions

Directions For This ENDANGERED SPECIES Cafe Station:

Carl Hiaasen is the author of many adult and children’s novels that take place in the Florida Everglades.  At this café station, you will learn about some of the endangered species in the Florida Everglades – their threats and what’s being done to help them.

Work in pairs and follow these directions to learn about the Burrowing owl, Florida panther, Loggerhead turtle, OR West Indian Manatee.  

Directions:
1. Scroll down and follow the directions in the Research Resources box below to find a database article to learn about an endangered species in the Florida Everglades.

2. Complete the graphic organizer to describe one of the endangered species.

Research Resources

 

Research Resources - Research Using the Databases

Find an article about ONE of these endangered species: Burrowing Owls, Florida Panther, Loggerhead Turtle, West Indian Manatee from a database using the directions below.

 

BURROWING OWL:

1. Go to the Research in Context database and search using the keywords Burrowing owl.

2. Scroll down to the magazine articles white box and click on the heading Magazines. Find and READ the article, Banding the Burrowing Owl.

3. Save the article to your Google Drive.

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FLORIDA PANTHER: 

1. Go to the SIRS DISCOVERER database and search using the keywords Florida panther (notice no "s" on panther)

2. Find and READ one or more of the following articles:

---------Reference article Florida Panther

---------Newspaper article Panther Releases: Do They Work?

---------Magazine article No Fun in the Sun

3. Save at least one of the articles to your Google Drive.

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LOGGERHEAD TURTLE:

1. Go to the Research in Context database and search using the keywords Loggerhead Turtle.

2. Click on the References heading to view the reference articles.  Select and READ the article titled Sea Turtles: Cheloniidae.

3. Save the article to your Google Drive.

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WEST INDIAN MANATEE:

1. Go to the Research in Context database and search using the keywords West Indian Manatee.

2. Click on the References heading to view the reference articles.  Select and READ the article titled Manatee, West Indian.

3. Save the article to your Google Drive.