GCRTC Core Connection

Fall 2018

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13 SCIENCE "Camera trapping" has become a widely used tool for monitoring wild mammal populations across the globe. At the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, researchers have been using wildlife cameras for over five years to observe and document cryptic wildlife for various management purposes. This research allows you to bring real-life photos and data into your classroom as a fun and engaging way to meet the new science standards. In this multi-session program, you will actively participate in various ways to apply camera traps in your classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to borrow a camera trap to set up a research project at their school. Session 1: Work with Pine Bush staff to learn how wildlife cameras are used in the field and discuss ways to use them at your school. Participants will learn how to incorporate camera data, citizen science, spreadsheet/graphing skills, and NYSSLS engineering practices/crosscutting concepts. Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center Date/Time: 10/9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Facilitators: Pine Bush Staff; Jennifer Ford, Farnsworth MS Session 2: Dig deeper into how camera trap photos and data can be used in your classrooms to meet the new science standards. Work with teachers to apply ideas from session 1 to create lessons for your classroom. Location: Shenendehowa HS Center for Innovative Learning Date/Time: 11/5, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Facilitator: James St. Denis, GCRTC Coach Session 3: Work with teachers to continue the discussion and share results of camera trap projects in your school. Location: Online Date/Time: Asynchronous (3.5 hours) Facilitators: James St. Denis, GCRTC Coach Sponsored by GCRTC, Master Teacher Program - Capital Region. Limited space. 7.5 CTLE hours. Registration: https://bit.ly/2tpoIPV USING WILDLIFE CAMERAS TO INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY AND NGSS SKILLS INTO THE CLASSROOM Click to view a teaching resources PDF file. More info on wildlife cameras in the classroom from infiniteSpider.com

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