Sea Lion Monitoring
Related Subjects:
Biology , Environmental Science , Environmental Studies
Social Issue:
  Environment
Target Grade Level(s):
Grade / Year 10 , Grade / Year 5 , Grade / Year 6 , Grade / Year 7 , Grade / Year 8 , Grade / Year 9
Future Friendly School Values:
  Environmental Stewardship
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Students will experience how researchers are collecting data on reproductive success, maternal care and investment, bull territory divisions and behaviour, and pup mortality without disturbing the animals or their habitats. Students will observe and record their own data from pre-recorded remote video feeds and identify known animals using natural markings. In addition, they will begin to discuss some prevalent theories for the drastic decline of this population.