For this activity each group will be required to do the following:
- Answer all questions and statements on the Scavenger Hunt form. Be sure to
answer all questions fully.
- Participate in the Public Hearing in the role in which you selected or were
assigned. Be prepared to make a brief statement of your research findings, to
evaluate the RIFA infestation, and to suggest a policy in dealing with the infestation.
If you are a County Supervisor, you must also be prepared to create the policy in
light of the information gathered at the public hearing.
- Prepare a two-page abstract of your group research and a graphic for presentation
at the public hearing. You may use paper charts or any technology available to you
for the presentation graphic.
In addition to the group requirements, each person will be required to do the
- Complete a project log for each day. Information included in the log will
be notes from group meetings, research notes, and references to any online or off-line
resources that you use. Include dates and times as appropriate.
- Complete a Group Evaluation at the conclusion of the project. The form will
be supplied by the teacher.
- Select at least one of the activities from the list below to complete your
- Acting as a newspaper reporter, write a story about the public hearing. Be
sure to answer the who, what, why, when, and where questions.
- Acting as a newspaper reporter, write a fictional account of the RIFA infestation
for an area near you. Be sure to include the method of immigration, possible
effects on the community, and possible initial steps for their eradication.
- Acting as a parent of a student at the school, write a letter to the County Board
of Supervisors in support or opposition to the plan of action determined at the public
- Create an informational brochure that could be used in your community in the
event of a local RIFA outbreak.
- Contact local officials to determine how your community may respond to a RIFA
infestation and write a report on your findings.