This lesson has been uploaded for you to try learning more about what terrapin biologists study in the field. The biologists on Poplar who study terrapins are also known as herpetologists. The lesson was originally designed to occur in a large area such as a gym or open classroom, but there are printable materials so that you may try this at home. The lesson plan provides definitions of key vocabulary, a lesson background, and talking points for introducing and concluding the lesson with students.
The lesson includes a series of roles for students to play as wildlife biologists, suggested materials, and nest scenarios that resemble conditions across the Chesapeake Bay and on Poplar Island. This lesson is also currently offered through MES and the Port of Baltimore's TERP program. If you would like to request this lesson or a virtual presentation from MES educators and the terrapin ambassadors at your school please contact us here below!