Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps

A WebQuest exploring the microbial diversity of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps

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You have been hired by the National Park Service to create a story for the acclaimed series "Protistan Tales of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps." The series is written for younger children and aims to familiarize them with the diversity of the microbial world as well as Atlantic White Cedar Swamps, a habitat that serves as a refuge for rare, endangered, and threatened species.

Your story will be written using a tradition of storytelling that is centuries old, called anthropomorphism . Perhaps most commonly associated with Greek mythology, Aesop's Fables, or Disney movies, anthropomorphism is the attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

In this WebQuest, you will work in teams of three to create a story about the protists of Atlantic White Cedar Swamps. You will use the art of storytelling to present your fable to a live audience and prepare an illustrated short story to preserve your masterpiece.