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School Library System | Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES | 1879 West Genesee Street Road | Auburn, NY 13021
Congratulations! You are embarking on a webquest to learn more about the animals and habitats featured in Carl Hiaasen's book, Hoot. Your steps are as follows:
1. Click on the pictures in the box at the right to learn more about the animals and the habitats featured in the book.
2. See how many interesting things you can learn about the animals. Take notes about important details.
3. Using what you have learned, create a crossword puzzle using terms and clues from your reading. If any of your classmates have read the book, see if they can complete the puzzle.
4. Visit and choose one animal species to learn more about. Make a project (see your teacher for specific details) that includes the following:
- The animal's common name
- Its scientific name
- Whether it is endangered, threatened, of special concern or "unprotected"
- Its habitat
- Whether it lives in New York State
- What it looks like, either by describing it in detail, or drawing a picture
About the animals and habitat
Think About It
Now that you've read about burrowing owls, and possibly about other animals at risk, think about what you could do to protect animals and their habitats.
Here are some places to find a little information to get you started:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Students' Page
National Park Service Kids' Page