Use scientific data to protect whales
Target Group: Secondary School
Subject: Marine Mammals
Ocean Literacy Principle: 5,6
Students prepare a role playing game in which a shipping lane has to be moved in order to protect whales. Good exercise for applying research skills.
The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary has a problem with their current shipping lane, because ships run the risk of a collisions with whales. Each student represents a different organisation, like the marine sanctuary, the coast guard or gas company. Together they have to come up with a plan. The students will probably need to look into more information before they can prepare their role.
Printed maps, background information and computer with internet access for each group of students.