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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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Endangered Species Day is May 19th(2023) Possible Interactive Notebook Activity

IUCN compiles a list of endangered species. There are   over16,300 endangered species as of 2021. Source: 
7. Many butterflies are on the endangered list: This website has some of the most endangered butterflies:
In the USA, more than 20 butterflies and moths are endangered.   What do you think is the main cause for the decreasing population of butterflies? Click here: The famed Monarch Butterfly (2019) may soon be added to the endangered species list.(2019) List 4 facts about the monarch butterfly.Draw a picture of a monarch butterfly.
This is a great way to remember the causes for the decreasing populations of creatures on our planet:
The mnemonic HIPPO represents the five major causes of declining wildlife biodiversity:
    H - Habitat Loss
    I - Invasive Species
    P - Pollution and Pesticides
    P - Population Growth (human) and the Pet Trade
    O - Over-hunting and Over-collecting
Check out these resources on Endangered Species:
  1. Rhinos: A Webquest
  2. Polar Bears: A Webquest
  3. Elephants: A Webquest
  4. Leopards: A Webquest
  5. Giraffes: A Webquest
Illustrations from WPClipart/Pixabay
by Gail Hennessey