Friday, March 18, 2016

GPS Tags

I think we have most of the gopher tortoise burrows marked with GPS coordinates.  There are 249 that we were able to find.  Apparently it would cost a developer about $1,7000 per tortoise to relocate all of the animals before they could build on the site.  Anita and her GREAT group is working hard to come up with other possible uses for the land.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ECO Classroom

ECO Classroom was the program sponsored by Northrop Grumman which sent the Space Coast Eco Geeks to Costa Rica last summer.  Applications are open for teachers who want to go next year.  Just follow this link for more information.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Team Work

I created a google form to have my students help collect data from the camera trap photos.  They had fun being my beta testers.  Then Ryan set up the form on a web site and fixed the viewing permissions on the folders so that anyone could help us out by taking a look at some of the data and filling out the form.  So, on the topic of great team work, it would be GREAT if other people would try it out too.  I'd love to hear what you think!  

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bad Aim

 I moved the camera traps from the south side of the site to the north side.  Apparently, I'm not so good at aiming though.  Mostly I got a lot of pictures of the top of tortoise shells.  There was just this one that included a face.  I tried to fix the camera placement.  Time will tell whether or not it worked.
We are officially booked to speak for the Space Coast Science Education Alliance.   They made this great flyer for the event.  Unfortunately, due to some scheduling conflicts, some of our supporters will be at state science fair, and Ryan will be presenting at NSTA.  Still, it should be a great opportunity to share our project with more people.
I think we have the google form and photo drive working now which will mean that anyone will be able to look at the pictures from the 114 acres and help us to analyze the data from them.  I'm going to have a couple of people test it for me and then share the link here when it is ready to go live.