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  • Learn About the Scrub Jay
    • Physical Characteristics - color, size, personality, family life, life span
    • Range and Habitat - regions where it lives
    • Food
    • Current status and what is being done to help
  • Learn About State Symbols
    • How are state symbols decided?
    • Find out about the various state symbols.
    • What is the state bird?
    • How many states have the same state bird?
  • Decisions About the State Bird
    • When was the state bird selected?
    • What is the state bird and why was it selected?
    • Who is interested in changing the state bird and why?
    • What needs to be done to suggest a change in the state bird?
  • Learn About the Current State Bird
    • Physical Characteristics - color, size, personality, family life, life span
    • Range and Habitat - regions where it lives
    • Food
    • Current status
    • Friends of the Scrub organization have discovered that Florida does not have an "official" state bird. A resolution passed in 1927 was never made a law and so Florida may be without a state bird. (Some students are currently researching this.)
  • Learn About Endangered Species
    • What is an endangered or threatened species?
    • What factors contributed to the Florida Scrub Jay being added to the endangered list?
    • What other species do you know of that are endangered?
    • What can be done to help?
  • Pros and Cons - Both Sides Have Good Points
    • Compare the Scrub Jay and the current state bird.
    • Develop arguments for trying to change the state bird.
    • Develop arguments for keeping the current state bird.
  • Develop a Plan of Action
    • Petitions
    • Surveys
    • Letters
    • Posters, brochures
    • Public Relations Campaign
    • Electronic Publishing
    • Collaboration with other groups and schools
    • Contact newspapers/TV stations

February 1999 Carla Schutte
Technology Specialist,
Moton Elementary