Looking to find some fresh air? What better place to go than to one of the U.S. National Parks.
Click on: http://www.nps.gov/yose
1. Where is the Park located?
2. What is the length of the Park?
3. What are its major attractions?
Let's learn something about the animals of the Park...
Click on: http://www.nps.gov/yose/bears.htm
4. What is the "bear problem" about?
5. Why do bears become aggressive?
6. Should bears be killed if they become aggressive? Explain why yes and why no.
7. Why must cars parked in Yosemite Park after dark not contain food?
8. Prepare a list of things which should be removed from cars while parking in the Yosemite Park.
9. What advice is given to people camping in the Park?
10. What should people do if they are in a picnic area?
11. Explain in your own words the meaning of the expression: "bear-resistant food storage canisters".
12. What advice would you give someone who is approached by a bear?
Click on: "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PICTURE?
Read the text. What is wrong with the picture?
Prepare a convincing appeal to the public: HELP SAVE THE BLACK BEAR!
Now, type in: http://www.nps.gov/yose/lions.htm
Read the text: MOUNTAIN LIONS
Answer the questions:
1. Describe the picture.
2. What does the first paragraph tell us about the lions?
3. Are the lions as aggressive as the bears?
4. Prepare a list of similarities and differences between the lions and the bears in the Yosemite Park. Fill in the chart below.
5. What advice is given in case we meet a lion?
6. How are the Mountain Lions described?
1999, Amal Pedagogical Technological Center