Students have learned in the previous units about owls and
how they eat other organisms in their environment. The environment
in which an owl lives has to support not only the owls, but the animals
that the owl eats. If the environment is altered by natural disaster or
by other organisms, it can lead to a removal of the species.
When humans live in an area they usually alter their surroundings.
Many organisms are forced to leave their environment because their local
environment may have been altered. Problems will arise if a society does
not think about how they impacts their local environment.
Students need to discover what impact humans have made
on their local environment. Owls especially are forced out of an area as
humans enter. Humans eradicate little organisms when they cement or
asphalt areas for roads and houses. Many urban areas are not good
habitat for owls anymore.
This is a good opportunity to see how owls have been affected in your area and