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Yellowstone has taken no steps to minimize road kill. The park has made road improvements which have led to higher vehicle speeds, such as widening roads and increasing the number of pull-outs for slower traffic. The park had no record of any study or planning on the issue, aside from reviews required under the Endangered Species Act.

Wild animals in national parks are dying by the hundreds under the wheels of visitors’ cars, according to road-kill records from Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton national parks released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER.


Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be 'target' for poachers

Omo the white giraffe who has been spotted roaming around Tarangire National Park, in Tanzania

A skateboard may have saved a man from being the lunch of a hungry cougar in a Canadian resort town last week. The big cat jumped the man from behind while he was walking with a skateboard along a dirt path through woods in Banff, Alberta, on Thursday, according to Bill Hunt, a Parks Canada field unit manager. "He hit the animal with the skateboard and stunned him," Hunt said.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve visitors urged to keep distance from wolf pack showing little fear of people. Wolves that lose their fear can become a problem should they try to obtain food from humans.

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Building Boats

Can you build a boat that will float and hold weight? Terrific STEM challenge! Advisory Day Challenge

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How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

Cell Model Project Guide and Rubrics This is a 5 page document includes project requires for students to create both an animal and plant cell model as well as prepare a short presentation. The pages include model and presentation expectations, parent's signature, diagrams of both plant and animal cells, and a grading rubrics. $

Here is a collection of 12 posters and 12 vocabulary cards for the following:Plant CellAnimal CellVacuoleChloroplastMitochondriaRibosom...

Life-Sized Body Map, includes bubble wrap for lungs, crepe paper streamers for intestines, cotton swabs for finger bones...