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Submission Guidelines - Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12. We collect work from young people everywhere for consideration for our BirdSleuth Investigator magazine.

Submission Guidelines - Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12

Our online submission form makes it easy for you to quickly send us your science reports, artwork, photos, and graphs! To submit online: For text files, please add the following at the beginning of the document so we know who sent it. TitleStudent’s first nameSchool nameSchool address (city, state)Teacher’s nameGrade It helps us to keep organized if you name the file something we can easily recognize. Please include the teacher name, student first name, and topic, along with the file extension. Nationalgeographic. Field. Writing guidelines. BIO 211: GENERAL ECOLOGY WRITING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS Use the following menu to jump to any of the required sections of a scientific paper or to the grading criteria: The most important parts of every scientific paper are the question(s) and the answer(s).

writing guidelines

All the formatting is designed to make it more efficient for readers to get the question(s) and answer(s). That's why the hypothesis is always presented at the end of the introduction and why the results and discussion are separated. Make absolutely sure that your question and answer are the stars of your papers. Organize your text to highlight the starring roles of the question and answer; all the rest is the supporting cast. Your labs and your independent project paper should be written INDIVIDUALLY as scholarly scientific papers and follow the format acceptable to scientific journals. Independent project guidelines. Field Research Project - Jim Baxter. The field research project is a semester-long experience in which your lab team will design, conduct, and present the results of an authentic ecological research study.

Field Research Project - Jim Baxter

The assessment for the project is divided into two parts: a written report and oral presentations. Each student will write their own individual report. Master Watershed Steward Program. This program provides extensive training in watershed management to volunteer who, in return, educate the community about watershed stewardship based on university research and recommendations.

Master Watershed Steward Program

Watershed Education. The DCNR Watershed Education (WE) Portfolio is a five-part unit in which students build and gather information on different aspects of their watershed.

Watershed Education

These WE Portfolios provide teachers with a valid student assessment tool. Five of the WE lessons are a part of the Watershed Portfolio… Watershed Education. The following is a list of equipment needed to properly perform data collection.

Watershed Education

Bot 440/540: How to measure per area. Measuring vegetation in quadrats Measuring biomass per area by the harvest method Measuring density and frequency.

Bot 440/540: How to measure per area

Projectsquirrel. Lichens as Bioindicators. Lichens as Bioindicators Bioindicators are living organisms that respond in an especially clear way to a change in the environment.

Lichens as Bioindicators

The hardy lichens are useful bioindicators for air pollution, espeially sulfur dioxide pollution, since they derive their water and essential nutrients mainly from the atmosphere rather than from the soil. It also helps that they are able to react to air pollutants all year round. Compared with most physical/chemical monitors, they are inexpensive to use in evaluating air pollution. The Great Elephant Census Modeling Activity. Chihuahuan Desert Biotic Study. Northwestern University. The My World project (part of the GEODE Initiative) is committed to supporting teachers who are using My World GIS in their classroom.

Northwestern University

We do this by developing activities and datasets for classroom use, by supporting outside developers, and by offering occasional teacher workshops. PLT Presentation August 2013. Northwestern University. iNaturalist Project & Curriculum. Outline On this page you will find the project summary and curriculum documents including student surveys, project outlines, assessments, webquests, field observation assignments, grading rubrics, and other related assignments. Also, there is an iNaturalist PowerPoint for educators to train their students in using iNaturalist.

You may copy, distribute and alter these documents and slide show with attribution to “Julie L. Wittmann”. This information is organized into three main parts which flows with chronological order of the actual project: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. iNaturalist As A Creative Tool for Student Engagement As a teacher, I discovered that incorporating iNaturalist into my curriculum engages a variety of learners while providing exciting service learning.

Risingtidescience - Ecology Syllabus. Introduction to Ecology 2012-2013Rising Tide Charter Public SchoolMr. Griffiths, Grade 9 Science (508) 747- Miller Levine Biology (2010) What is the purpose of this course? The purpose of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the interactions of organisms with each other and the environment, improve scientific literacy skills, and gain an appreciation for the natural world and local community. Ecology is explored from the single species through the ecosystem level and the year concludes with applications to conservation and preservation of our ecosystems. FeederWatch - Count Feeder Birds for Science.

Bioindicators: Using Organisms to Measure Environmental Impacts. "1986: Coal mine canaries made redundant. " BBC News. December 12, 1986. Carignan, V. & M. -C. Villard. Hasselbach, L. et al. Iwama, G. Macrolife guide final. White Mountain National Forest. Learning Lichens will introduce high school and advanced middle school students to intriguing lichen ecology, identification, and values to humans. Teachers can use these four lessons to help their students develop their observational, research design, and field inventory skills.

Students will also be able to relate lichen ecology to its valuable use as a bioindicator of air quality and old growth habitat. The curriculum includes 4 lessons, student data sheets and protocols, teacher notes, and instructional PowerPoints for teachers and students. Everything needed for the field inventory lesson is included in a kit that can be borrowed from the White Mountain National Forest. School of Ants. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Home : Citizen Science. Questions about Quadrats. Interdependence is a key concept in ecology. Whilst this can be taught theoretically, some practical fieldwork greatly enhances pupils' understanding. Almost certainly the fieldwork would entail looking at plant abundance and distribution and, of course, some work with quadrats! A quadrat is a simple device for marking out a small area. For young children at primary school the quadrat is often a convenient way of focusing a pupil's attention on a particular small area.

At secondary level, pupils should understand how quadrats can be used to sample a larger area. This article describes how quadrats can be used to help pupils at lower secondary level estimate the relative abundance of plant species. How is the study area chosen? Gorongosa: Scientific Inquiry and Data Analysis. Happiness Village - Pandas. Bat%20Count%20Protocol%20and%20Forms. Appalachian Bat Count. PA DCNR - InsectsDisease. Forest Inventory and Analysis National Program.

Home - Maine Forest Inventory Growth. 2009%20 %20Willson%20%26%20Gibbons%20 %20Amphibian%20traps%20 %20BOOK%20CHAPTER. FieldScope - National Geographic Society. NestWatch. Crossing Boundaries. Crossing Boundaries. Lesson 1. Boston Schoolyard Initiative. Submission Guidelines. AP Environmental Science Sample Lesson Plans. Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park.

Camera Traps. Building Solitary Bee Nests. Untitled. 2009%20 %20Willson%20%26%20Gibbons%20 %20Amphibian%20traps%20 %20BOOK%20CHAPTER. I-Tree Eco. Overview i-Tree Eco is a software application designed to use field data from complete inventories or randomly located plots throughout a community along with local hourly air pollution and meteorological data to quantify urban forest structure, environmental effects, and value to communities. Baseline data can be used for making effective resource management decisions, develop policy and set priorities.Learn more >1. Great Lakes Worm Watch. Building Solitary Bee Nests. Surveying Ant Diversity in Gorongosa National Park. Submission Guidelines. ConEd Schoolyard Biodiversity Guide. Parking lot diversity activity. Connecting the Dots: From Christmas Cookies to Climate. Just before Christmas 2014, MongaBay, one of the most widely read and well-respected forest-climate online publications, released an editorial by ADP founder Jeff Horowitz elucidating how the groceries we buy contribute to the destruction of forests.

Takingroot handouts. Endangered Species Chocolate – Indulge In A Cause. Seeds of Change, Inc. Apply today… – Wildlife Leadership Academy. Sign in to Hummingbirds at Home App. The T-Test. « PreviousHomeNext » The t-test assesses whether the means of two groups are statistically different from each other. This analysis is appropriate whenever you want to compare the means of two groups, and especially appropriate as the analysis for the posttest-only two-group randomized experimental design. Figure 1 shows the distributions for the treated (blue) and control (green) groups in a study. Miami University. Students and Nature : The National Wildlife Federation Blog. Frogs that Thrive and Dive in Vernal Pools : The National Wildlife Federation Blog. Environmental Monitoring - Hands on the Land.

Teaching Resources. A National Network of Field Classrooms - Hands on the Land. The Long Term Ecological Research Network. LTER Education Library. North Temperate Lakes. The Long Term Ecological Research Network. Schoolyard LTER Program. Get Involved with Stewardship Science. W&W Stewardship Science. Helping Federal Agencies Accelerate Innovation Through Public Participation. Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa.

Ecology. Two Quick, Easy Ways to Collect Insects for Diversity Studies. Environmental Science. Climate Change Resource Center. Educator Resources. YardMap. Mid Atlantic%20Seasonal%20Ponds%20 %20EPA. 19 apps that will turn you into a wilderness expert. CyberTracker GPS Field Data Collection System - Home. Citizen Science. Examining new trends in citizen science. A community of practice for the field of public participation in scientific research. Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Global Invasive Species Database.

Earthwatch: School Group Expeditions for Teachers. Mogk Field Revised JBF. Field Studies in the Methods Course. Teaching Outside the Classroom. Errata Improvements. Places We Live. Focus on Forests.