Our proposal for a Donors Choose project has been posted! We are hoping to collect several cameras to use for our project when we return from Costa Rica. While we at LaSelva, we will be learning TEAM protocols for animal monitoring. Then when we return, we will start collecting and analyzing data with our students.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Spypoint BF-10HD. Ellen, who works at a school receiving extra funding for low income students, was able to find money in the budget to buy two cameras. Ryan and I don't get any extra money and so are both working on independent funding. This is a link to Ryan's Go Fund Me page. I've got a Donor's Choose proposal in the works, so hopefully that will result in a few more cameras to make our project doable. Part of the plan is placing cameras along a gradient to look at the impact of rising water levels.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
TEAM protocols in August. The site is called Volcan Barva. We were fortunate to win a competitive application process for ECO Classroom sponsored by Northrop Grumman. After assembling a team of 4 teachers from Brevard Public Schools, we decided on a group project idea and wrote a proposal as to how we apply what we would learn in Costa Rica to our own classrooms. We chose to focus on camera traps. Camera traps are motion activated devices which monitor animal activity remotely. Our proposal was submitted along with applications, essays, and letters of recommendation.