Introduction… Hoot is About… A young boy named Roy Eberhardt moves to Coconut Cove, Florida where he takes on the burden of helping to save the burrowing owls by stopping the planned construction on the piece of land where they live. Not only does he do so, but he makes friends, helps those friends expose the dishonesty of the companies involved and their disregard for the environment. Through this, he becomes a mature young man. The Purpose of This Web Quest… You are going on a scavenger hunt through the World Wide Web to explore the setting of the novel and the types of wildlife that the characters are interacting with throughout the story. You will also get a peek into what it truly means to preserve the environment. You will immerse yourself in the world of HOOT. How To Use The Web Quest… Each slide gives clear directions and links to web pages or videos. You will be asked to find certain answers to questions, or read/watch the link and answer questions based on what you saw or read. Click NEXT to begin! Click on the picture below to take a virtual fieldtrip through the setting, the Florida Everglades. Click NEXT to answer questions about this video Question 1 A. A secluded oceanfront retreat B. Subtropical wetlands C. Volcanic mountains and tropical forests D. Appalachian mountains Sorry, Try Again QUESTION 2 All of these animals can be found in the Florida Everglades EXCEPT… A. Alligators B. poisonous snakes C. Large birds D. buffalo The Everglades is home to a vast array of plants and animals that have adapted to a wet, subtropical environment. There are four main divisions of animals in ther everglades, the reptiles, the birds, the mammals, and the other animals Nopers… Bison once roamed across much of North America. Today bison are ecologically extinct throughout most of their historic range, except for a few national parks and other small wildlife areas. Yellowstone National Park has the largest population of free-roaming plains bison (about 4,000), and Wood Buffalo National Park has the largest population of free-roaming wood bison (about 10,000). (believe it or not, this information may be beneficial as you read Hoot) Restoring the Everglades A major effort is under way to heal Florida’s ailing “River of Grass” Read this article and be prepared to answer the questions on the Hoot Web Quest Guide. Click here t0 view the article. Restoring the Everglades Click here to view article Answer the Questions On your Hoot Web Quest Guide, answer the questions that go along with the article that you just read. In the first section, entitled “Restoring the Everglades Short Answer”, the questions come directly out of the article. You will need to read the article thoroughly to answer the questions. The second section, “Restoring the Everglades Critical Thinking”, the question will not be found directly in the article, but you will use the ideas that your learned from the article to answer the question. Research In the upcoming slides, you will be directed to websites that you will explore to find specific answers to the questions on the Hoot Web Quest Guide. Be sure to document where you found your answers. Example: 1.What environmental factors are disturbing the natural resources of the Everglades National Park? Environmental factors that disturb the natural resources are… ______,_______,_____,______,______,______. I found this answer on the Environmental factors page in the second paragraph. (this is an example of how to document where you found your answer) Everglades National Park Website Click the picture Answer the Questions in the Hoot Web Quest as you explore this site http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/index.htm Burrowing Owl Conservation Network Website Click on the picture Answer the questions on your Hoot Web Quest Guide as you explore the site Who Gives a Hoot?? Congratulations!