Trumpeter Swans - Enrichment - Ecology
Trumpeter Swans are the largest living species of waterfowl and the heaviest flying birds in the world. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the birds were hunted heavily for sport, meat, skin, quills, and feathers. Although the Trumpeter Swan population has rebounded, one impediment to its success is the presence of a growing non-native Mute Swan population, who compete for habitat.
Teach students about these facinating birds with this enrichment / ecology activity. The product includes:
- Six pages with an article and 13 comprehension questions
- A modeling activity
- An answer key