Initial activity

1. How/What do you feel about the white-tailed deer?
2. Describe a personal experience you have with white-tailed deer.
3. Do you feel that white-tailed deer are a problem (in your area)? Explain why you think they are a problem or why not a problem.
4. If you could choose an action plan to manage the white-tailed deer, what would it be and why?

Preparing for Debate

Actors:
Mayor
Town Council President
Professional Wildlife Biologist
Conservation Association
Animal Welfare Association
Citizens for Biodiversity
Park Officials
Homeowners Association

View the proposals for debate


White-tailed deer debate footage


Vote totals


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Assignment: Letter to the editor

Write a letter to the editor about the method to control the deer you would choose and why. Your letter to the editor should be on your wiki page with a heading of Letter to Editor (make sure you use heading 1 style)
Include these words somewhere in your writing (use them correctly):
Biodiversity, herbivore, conservation, habitat, overpopulation, ecosystem, overbrowsing, keystone species.


Use the following document to write down important information from the proposals

White-tailed deer voices (what do you think?)




Guest speakers

10/8/08 Mr. Wehrle, Mayor of Punxsutawney


10/9/08 Mr. Giroskey, Conservation Officer