Poop, doo-doo, scat, feces, whatever you call it, it's disgusting. But this waste is a window into the world of wildlife, and packed with potential.
Meet a man who turns stool into fuel. A student who scoops poop to save a species. A teen who catches his to save his sister's life.
Hear Heather read the first chapter:
Road-killed coyote -- what is her story?
If you hunt or fish, you give Erin a hand. Here's the website. Hint: Read the instructions before you slice!
Looking to track down who deposited some scat? Start with this dichotomous key.
Doing a dissection? Don't waste that life! Gather every inch of data to help scientists discover the origins of disease!
Curious about Conservation Canines? Photo credit: Jennifer Hartman, Research Scientist, Center for Conservation Biology, University of Washington (currently with the Rogue Detection Teams).
Here's a short article about Sandra Barrios de Pedro who created a scientific key for fossilized feces.
Can you create a key for the samples on the scat cards?
Educators: Here's a link to a lesson plan.
For the juiciest references, see the end notes,
but if that isn't enough for your fact fancies,
here's 23 pages of works cited.
Heather L. Montgomery
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