The Biodiveristy Delimma
Writing ActivityWriting Situation:
The mockingbird is Florida's current state bird. It receives special attention due to this status. The endangered Florida scrub jay is an important part of the biodiversity of the Florida sand pine scrub ecosystem.Directions for Writing:
Before you begin writing, think about the importance of saving the Florida scrub jay and how it might help conserve more acres of important sand pine scrub in Florida. Now persuade the reader that changing the Florida state bird from the mockingbird to the scrub jay might help protect the scrub jay and the sand pine scrub.