While the grass may be greener on the other side, lava is warm anywhere you go. This may be one of the few commonalites between Alaska and Hawaii. In the next few years, students from Hawaii and Alaska will be comparing similarities and differences as we discuss climate change through inquiry science lessons. The project is called “Preparing Responsive Educators using Place-based Authentic Research on Earth’s Systems,” or PREPARES.
In May, Julie and I went on location to the “big island” of Hawaii to meet our grant partners and prepare for our first year of field testing classroom activities. 3o classroom teachers from Hawaii and 30 Alaskan classrooms will pair up and exchange data through distance learning collaborations. Staff from Hawaii came to visit us in March. What a cool project with hot topics!
Tom banded this Peregrine falcon on Outer Island in the Apostle Island National Lakeshore in 1993. In 2009 he received a band number report on one of the 20 peregrines he banded in 1993. The bird’s leg was found in the mountains of Switzerland. Tom just published a paper in the Journal of Raptor Research on this finding. You can read more about the story in this article in Birdwatching Magazine. http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/Getting%20Started/Birding%20Briefs/2013/04/Peregrine%20Falcon.aspx.
Designed to teach dogs to retrieve, this device was purchased by Tom to teach his birds to hunt live birds. Many of the bagged birds we toss, hide and don’t fly high. This device will a ensure a high toss.