Cub Scouts Wildlife Conservation Academics Belt Loop and Pin
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Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Requirements for the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
- Explain what natural resources are and why it's important to protect and conserve them.
- Make a poster that shows and explains the food chain. Describe to your den what happens if the food chain becomes broken or damaged.
- Learn about an endangered species. Make a report to your den that includes a picture, how the species came to be endangered, and what is being done to save it.
Requirements for the Wildlife Conservation Pin
Earn the Wildlife Conservation belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Visit a wildlife sanctuary, nature center, or fish hatchery.
- Collect and read five newspaper or magazine articles that discuss conservation of wildlife and report to your family or den what you learn.
- Learn about five animals that use camouflage to protect themselves. Tell your den or an adult family member what you learned.
- Make a birdbath and keep a record for one week of the different birds that visit it.
- Make a collage of animals that are in the same class: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals.
- Make a plaster cast of an animal track. Show it to your den.
- With your parent or adult partner, visit with a person who works in wildlife conservation, such as a park ranger, biologist, range manager, geologist, horticulturist, zookeeper, fishery technician, or conservation officer.
- Visit a state park or national park.
- Participate in an environmental service project that helps maintain habitat for wildlife, such as cleaning up an area or planting trees.
Wildlife Conservation Online Resources
- Carnivore Preservation Trust - animal conservation organization dedicated to saving species whose disappearance would automatically lead to the loss of the world's tropical rain forest.
- Conservation Breeding Specialist Group - This groups helps protect threatened plants and animals. Explore the global zoo directory.
- Friends of the Prairie Learning Center - this center on the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge has information on the plants and animals of the prairie, as well as info on restoration and preservation of prairies.
- National Wildlife Federation - Kid's Page
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) - international wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, and their habitat. Includes lots of elk facts.
- Wildlife Conservation Society - this group runs the New York Aquarium and other zoos and works to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world.
- National Audubon Society - learn about this national oganization and the ecosystems, birds, and other wildlife it helps to conserve and restore.
- World Wildlife Fund - largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world, dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands.
Wildlife Conservation Worksheet
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