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To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

Do Now | March 31, 2015 | 120 Comments

To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?

For centuries, museums and scientists have been collecting animals, plants and other organisms from the wild for research purposes. To what extent do you think collecting living and nonliving specimens should be allowed?

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How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

6 -12 Science | October 1, 2014 | 61 Comments

How Do We Prioritize Protecting Species in the Face of Climate Change?

Plants and animals are responding to climate change in different ways, altering ecosystems all over the world. How do we balance protecting species with human interests in dealing with and adapting to climate change? What do we prioritize?

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Humans Should Not Decide the Fate of Other Species

Do Now Round-Ups | February 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Humans Should Not Decide the Fate of Other Species

In the past two weeks, students across the nation explored whether or not it is it ethical to kill the more aggressive barred owl to save the spotted owl in our #DoNowPredator post. We asked students Should we kill one species to save another? Why or why not?

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Should We Kill One Species to Save Another?

Do Now | February 4, 2014 | 262 Comments

Should We Kill One Species to Save Another?

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has begun conducting experiments to kill invasive species in some areas in hopes of increasing the population of their prey. Should we kill one species to save another? Why or why not?

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