The “Seabird Populations” activity provides students with a (guided) opportunity to explore data and use it to make inferences and draw conclusions about a specific seabird population. The first of the three activities (murre studies) allows students to familiarize themselves with the specific study site and methods through exploration with Google Earth, photos, and tracking data. The second activity (can I have some murre data?) guides students through analysis of population, food source, and reproductive success data. And the third activity (murre or less?) can be used as an assessment, requiring students to put it all together to draw conclusions and make suggestions about the seabird population.
Authors: Elizabeth Eubanks, Robyn Ehrlich, Helen Haskell; EARTH 2015