Hello! My name is Mr. Greenslate. Please join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammal populations!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Teaching from Nova Scotia w/ Earthwatch: Camera Traps and Deer Poop


Today we continued with our morning and afternoon trapping, working on building the research station, and searching for deer scat.

We'll continue to monitor the small mammals surrounding Cook's Lake in this way for the remainder of the trip, but we'll also will be learning about the geology of the area tomorrow, and then surveying for bats on Thursday night.

Today's question: What type of environmental research project do you think we should do when I return? (Earthwatch expects us to do something as a result of our work in Nova Scotia)

- Mr. Greenslate

34 comments:

  1. When you return I think that we should each research different aspects of the environmental change in Nova Scotia or wherever we decide and try to find solutions on how to change them.

    -Fiona

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  2. When you return we should go on a hike and record the mammals we see and look at how we affect these animals and their habitat.
    -lisa

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  3. We should watch mammals in the environment that they live in.
    -Connor E.

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  4. Mine is kind of like Lisa's. We should go camping (Joshua Tree!!!) and examine the animals we see and their habitats. Also we can study the local plants. -Chase B.

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  5. We can study the local native plants and see which are eatable, poisons, remedies, etc.

    -Ben Abeyta

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  6. When you return we should go to a place where there are lots of plants, trees and of course animals... we could learn more about the plants that are there and the trees.. We could study each animal that we see and learn how we affect there environment. what we could do to help them...
    Joseph Perez

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  7. When you get back we should consider taking a short nature hike and explore the differences in plants, animals and human activity here than from the data you got in Nova Scotia

    -Haylee

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  8. I think we should try to find out how the population of a certain animal has increased or decreased in a certain area compared to data collected by other organizations if available.
    -Jesse A.

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  9. i think we should not go camping... go backpacking because that is the ultimate leave no trace and explore nature, i go all the time. its fun and you learn about orienteering and nature

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  10. Hi Mr. Greenslate,

    I think we should do some sort of nature trip that gets us immersed in the nature we have around us and aware of the wildlife that surrounds us daily.

    -Riannan (:

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  11. we should spend a day at the zoo.
    -dorian

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  12. We should explore a park and see different mammals

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  13. We should do something with the animals around us, maybe make a documentary about the data and research we find around the community. we could interview people, record data, and maybe set some traps and see what we find...good traps with food and water.

    Julia*

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  14. I think we should go on a hike or something and document what we see relating to plants and animals. Kinda like you are doing in Nova Scotia.

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  15. I think we should research about the wildlife we have right here around High Tech High. We could use what we find around the field and turn it into something for school.
    -Reagan

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  16. I agree with lisa... It would be super fun yet educational to go camping somewhere local and examine animals, plants, and activity within the area and compare and contrast your test results from Nova Scotia.
    -Makai

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  17. I like the idea of going on a nature walk to see the wildlife in our area. We could also research how it has changed as North County has become more populated. (I know since I moved here thirteen years ago things have really changed. Like the rolly pollies. And the rabbites. I have no idea where the went, they used to be everywhere.)

    - Nicole

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  18. When you get back we should go some sort of mammal observing and recording here in San Marcos.

    {Gregory Jordan

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  19. I think that it would be fun to do camping trip but at the same time i don't think i could see that happening.
    maybe a nature walk or a hike would be a good idea.

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  20. I agree with Julia, I think we should go on a hike and make a documentary on the different animals and plants we see.
    -Alyssa

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  21. I think that we should do a project where we learn about the relation between environmental changes and population changes. Maybe we could create some sort of fictional scenario to exhibit those various relations and their hypothesized outcomes.

    >> Heather O'Connell

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  22. I think we should look at global warming fact or fiction

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  23. We should do a project on how the weather affects the plants at the school.
    - Arnold Flores

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  24. Now that you're back! We should do some research here in San Marcos, studying the small mammals that we have here and how their habitats are affected by different factors.

    -Alex Clay

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  25. i would like to go tothe wild and reasearch how the forest habitat works

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  26. I think it would be cool to track population of animals in our surrounding area, or an area near ours once a month for the rest of the year and see what our data provides
    -Tyler

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  27. I think we should research the various wildlife in San Diego County, such as the various wildlife both along the coast and inland. We could even just research about the small wildlife in the San Marcos area in our own neighborhoods.

    -Francis

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  28. do our own wildlife research close by the school?

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  29. I like Francis's idea and I think it would be a great idea to study the animals and plants around us and observe what type of environment they live in.

    ~Ashh

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  30. I like the idea of going to a park and observing the animals there. We could compare what we find to what we observe at home.

    ~Nathaniel

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  31. When you come back we should do a nature walk in which we can do a small scale experiment of what you did in Nova Soctia.

    ~Janet A.

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  32. We should watch animals in our area/environment
    -Corey

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  33. i think we should go camping, and observe the wildlife in the area.

    - Kirstin Alanis

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  34. I think we should look at global warming and whether or not its fact or fiction
    -Jennaa

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