Snow leopard facts for teachers
Snow leopard facts and resources for teachers
Teaching children about endangered species is important because they are the future caretakers of the planet. Most children are captivated by animals like the beautiful snow leopard so using this cat, as a means to teach students about their planet can be highly motivating.
Students of any age can learn about endangered snow leopards and participate in conservation projects with parents and schools and friends. I’ve seen from comments and emails on this blog that you are never too young to make a difference.
It’s been inspiring to find that some kids donate their birthday money to snow leopard conservations, others raise money by collecting bottles for recycling, cooking cakes for stall sales etc. Amazing!
As teachers you are all in a powerful position to help students make this happen.
Hopefully students will be motivated to share snow leopard facts and knowledge of the animals and communities sharing snow leopard habitat with friends and families.
Here are some resources teachers may find useful.
“Engaging Students in Conservation: Protecting the Endangered Snow Leopard” is an interdisciplinary 1-2 week unit developed through a collaboration with the Snow Leopard Trust, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and Facing the Future.
Designed for USA 5-8th grade students in science and social studies this unit includes five dynamic lessons and culminates in a service-learning project. The unit introduces students to snow leopard facts about the animal and its ecosystem, explores human-wildlife conflicts in areas where snow leopard habitat is populated by local communities and helps students understand the importance and effectiveness of community-based conservation. Download this Resource.
InstructorWeb has a series of teaching lessons covering endangered species, which include printable teaching worksheets. Get lesson plans here.
Teachers can use this material for teaching snow leopard facts thus helping students understand the concept of conservation, what endangered means and what extinction means.
Endangered Species is a website dedicated to information on ways students can learn about endangered species. It provides a large range of resources on different plants and animals that are endangered, explanations of why animals become endangered and information on agencies working in conservation.