Plants and Wildlife
1. Write a paper or make a presentation on a plant or
wildlife species. Include its value as seen from various perspectives, some of the
problems various species face, and how we might be able to help.
2. (a) Select an area approved by your Advisor that contains several
species of wildlife or plants. Observe this area thoroughly in various conditions and
seasons of the year. Study the history of this area, paying particular attention to how it
has changed over time, ownership, land use patterns, and landform and climatic changes.
(b) Make a presentation on interaction between species; the reaction
of various species to changes in conditions or outside influences; the degree to which
this area provided food, shelter, materials, and protection for each species; population
trends; your predictions on the future of these species; suggested actions to protect or
enhance the population; and the investigation methods you used.
3. (a) Study a specific plant or wildlife species approved by
your Advisor that can be found in several different areas. Observe this species thoroughly
in various areas and seasons of the year. Study the history of this species, paying
particular attention to how it has adapted over time.
(b) Male a presentation on this species; any reactions to changes in conditions or
outside influences; this species' needs for food, soil, shelter, materials, protection,
assistance with propagation, etc.; population trends; your prediction for the future of
this species; suggested actions to protect or enhance the population; and the
investigation methods you used.
4. Under the guidance of a resource professional, plan, lead, and carry out
a project approved by your Advisor designed to benefit plants or wildlife. Involve others
so that you can increase their awareness of the condition of plants and wildlife in your
5. Do 5(a) or (b).
(a) Make a tabletop display or presentation on your project for your crew, another
crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another group.
(b) Submit an article about your project to a local newspaper, radio station, your
school newspaper, or TV station.
- BSA Fieldbook, No.33200
- Trees and Nonflowering Plants (North American Wildlife Field Guides), Reader's Digest, 1998 Buy the Book Today!
- Griggs, Jack and Paul Lehman, All the Backyard Birds: American Bird Conservancy's Compact Guides, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1998 Buy the Book Today!
- Harrison, George H., The Backyard Bird Watcher, Simon & Schuster, 1988 Buy the Book or Buy the Paperback Today!
- Martin, A. C., American Wildlife and Plants; A Guide to Wildlife Food, Dover Publications, 1985 Buy the Book Today!
- Walton, Richard K. and Geoffrey 0. Seltzer, Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Birds of Lakes and Rivers, Knopf, 1994 Buy the Book Today!
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