Bringing in experts

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  1. Miss Bliss

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    This year, each teacher is expected to do a PBL project(Project Based Learning) with their class. I took the course last year so I have topic for my project....except for one aspect. I am expected to bring in an expert and I think my idea is boring.

    My project centers around endangered animals. I was going to bring in someone from our local community college to discuss either the animals themselves or helping preserve the habitats of the animals. Does this sound like a good idea for an expert? Any other ideas on where to find an expert on endangered animals?
     
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  3. old-new teacher

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    Do you live in a city with a zoo? I'm sure a zoo would have a specialist in endangered animals. You could even get someone to talk about just one specific endangered animal and then relate it to others.
     
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    I think that works.

    Beyond that I could only think of: a park ranger / wildlife officer for local endangered animals, a zoologist if you have a zoo nearby, or someone from a nature preserve again if available.
     
  5. Miss Bliss

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    Yes, I did think of a zoo at first, but we are tood far from the zoo. Thanks, though!
     
  6. agdamity

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    What about calling your state wildlife office? Do you have any state parks near you? Park rangers could talk about the natural habitats of animals near you.
     
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    Do you have a local Audobon or something like it? I would check the yellow pages and see who might be in there. :D
     

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