Washington State History / Middle School

Decisions That Define Us

What decisions and whose stories define Washington state?

Students learn about challenges faced by the Sea-Tac Airport Wildlife Management Team as they work to keep raptors, owls, and other birds out of the airspace in order to prevent catastrophic crashes and damage to airplanes. Students apply their expertise to design a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan for an airport’s bird strike problem.

Key content: biology, ecology, systems thinking, perspective-taking (community, ecosystem, economics), design thinking

Unit length: 3-4 Weeks

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