Wildlife

Goals and Objectives

Identify common wildlife species based on wildlife signs including fur, hair, feathers, gnawing, nests, rubbings, pellets, tracks, bird
calls and scat from list provided.
 
Identify basic wildlife survival needs.
 
Describe specific adaptations of wildlife to their environment and role in the ecosystem.
 
Describe predator-prey relationships and examples.
Describe the potential impact of the introduction of non-native species.
 
Describe the major factors affecting threatened and endangered species and methods
used to improve the populations of these species.
 
Describe ways habitat can be improved for specific species by knowing their
requirements.
 
Discuss the concepts of carrying capacity and limiting factors.
 
Discuss various ways the public and wildlife managers can help in the protection,
conservation, management, and enhancement of wildlife populations.
 
Describe food chains and webs and cite examples.
 
Describe factors that limit or enhance population growth.
 
Evaluate a given habitat for its suitability for designated species, given a description of
their habitat needs.
Pat Reise, Wildlife presenter at the 2013 Kansas Envirothon competition.

Study Materials