In the News: Deadly Crossings

Source: arnolouise, Flickr
Source: arnolouise, Flickr

Rahm’s Readers Teen Summer Challenge – Newsworthy Animal Challenges

The Mara River is home of a healthy population of Nile crocodiles. As apex predators, crocodiles are part of the abundant wildlife in the Serengeti where the crossing of the Mara River displays one of nature's most thrilling natural spectacles.

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If Nile crocodiles feed only once or twice a year during the wildebeest crossing, how are they important to the Mara river ecosystem? What are other behaviors of Nile crocodiles?

CREATE:

Speculate on the effects of a sudden disappearance of all crocodiles on the Mara River and create a video or write about what you've learned. When you’re finished with your work, don’t forget to collect your badge for the 6th News Literacy Challenge at any Chicago Public Library branch. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can register at Teen Summer Challenge: Make Your Imprint.

Explore even more about crocodiles here at the library.

News Literacy Summer Learning Challenges 2014 are made possible by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.