Outdoor Education - Nature Sketching Field Trip This assignment has two parts. We will talk about Part 1 here, and then, you're off. Check back in when you're ready for Part 2. Nature inquiries with iNaturalist iNaturalist is a fantastic site for identifying and appreciating living things in your area. The app is available on iOS and Android. When photographs of wildlife are uploaded, the iNaturalist community will identify them and more information is provided. In addition, the data collected on the app is used by scientific data repositories to monitor species and their populations. Using iNaturalist is interesting and fun, but our additions also contribute to important biodiversity studies. Win-win!
Audubon Bird Guide App The award-winning field guide, completely redesigned The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near you. With over 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the best and most trusted field guides for North American birds. EN_WIKIPEDIA - Inaturalist. iNaturalist is citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. Observations may be added via the website or from a mobile application. The observations provide valuable open data to a variety of scientific research projects, museums, botanic gardens, parks, and other organizations. . Users of iNaturalist have contributed over one million observations since its founding in 2008. History iNaturalist.org began in 2008 as a UC Berkeley School of Information Master's final project of Nate Agrin, Jessica Kline, and Ken-ichi Ueda. Nate Agrin and Ken-ichi Ueda continued work on the site with Sean McGregor, a web developer.
How to Celebrate Earth Day While Staying Home During COVID-19 – Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed most of our Spring plans such as attending native plant sales, educational workshops, tree plantings, and more, Earth Day is still right around the corner — April 22nd in fact. Earth Day 2020 is a special one; it marks the 50th Earth Day celebration and many people are using this milestone to reflect on how far the environmental stewardship movement has come and how far we still have to go. Fifty years ago, there was no Environmental Protection Agency, no Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act were not yet officially signed into law. Rivers were burning, smog was suffocating our cities, and DDT was sprayed from airplanes across America. People were faced with the reality that while we only have one planet, the status quo will not allow us to continue to survive on it for long, thus, beginning an environmental revolution.
Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim - Respect Ability Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 6 – All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included. “Ian” premiered for audiences around the world on YouTube and was broadcast in Latin America simultaneously on Disney Junior, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, PakaPaka and YouTube Kids Nov. 30, 2018.
Lesson of the Day: ‘“Murder Hornets” in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet’ Find all our Lessons of the Day here. Featured Article: “‘Murder Hornets’ in the U.S.: The Rush to Stop the Asian Giant Hornet” by Mike Baker Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.
Cornell Lab Bird Cams Cornell Lab Bird Cams About the Site This FeederWatch cam, located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is dedicated to Joseph H. Williams, a lifetime friend of the Cornell Lab and Administrative Board member from 1990 to 2018. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds. About the Hosts Mapping journeys of inquiry through the year: emergent, flexible and connected. — Kath Murdoch I was recently rummaging through some old papers and came across a program I had helped a school create many (MANY) years ago. It was an impressive document in its day. A carefully organised sequence of units under ‘topic’ headings. Each topic was linked to detailed curriculum outcomes and positioned in sequence over a two-year cycle. Inevitably, these units would be tackled term by term – beginning as the term started and ending before the term break.