conservation

Drones and big data: the next frontier in the fight against wildlife extinction | Education

Technology is playing an increasingly vital role in conservation and ecology research. Drones in particular hold huge potential in the fight to save the world’s remaining wildlife from extinction. With their help, researchers can now track wild animals through dense forests and monitor whales in vast oceans. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature estimates that up to five living species on earth become extinct every day, making it vital that universities develop new technologies to capture the data that can…

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Fund for Teachers grant recipients regularly head… – Education Article

Fund for Teachers grant recipients regularly head to the Florida Keys to research marine biology and conservation; therefore, we wanted to get their insight into Hurricane Irma’s devastation. We are grateful to Lucila Telesco (Newfield Elementary School – Stamford, CT) who, in the midst of Open House – for which she was organizing translators and buses – shared her story… Heartfelt Recollections of Florida’s Tropical Wilderness I embarked on my fellowship to Florida’s Everglades and the Key’s Coral Reef during…

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In 2014, Mike Monteleone (Delsea High School -… – Education Article

In 2014, Mike Monteleone (Delsea High School – Franklinville, NJ) used his Fund for Teachers grant to conduct marine biology, ecology and marine research in the Florida Keys. He took the time to share his thoughts on that experience, its impact on students and Hurricane Irma’s role in demonstrating how science is a verb. My wife and I were students at the University of Miami in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida. We witnessed first-hand the destruction to structures and…

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25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality – Education Article

A couple of years ago I started up Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week to promote real-world applications of virtual reality. The inaugural #VRwolweek unearthed 20 real-world examples of the emerging technology, and the enduring popularity of that blog post tells me that we are hungry for more. Loath to disappoint, I hereby present 25 more real-world examples of virtual reality, drawn from this year’s and last year’s events. I thank everyone who contributed to the following list. Kicking off…

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2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

The 2018 National Geographic GeoBee Champion, Venkat Ranjan (a.k.a. Venky), recently experienced a “life-changing” week aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II in the Galápagos Islands.   In addition to a college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, Ranjan won an all-expenses-paid expedition when he took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic GeoBee last May. The trip was provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. “This trip can change your perspective on a lot of…

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Nature inquiries with iNaturalist – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

iNaturalist is a fantastic site for identifying and appreciating living things in your area. The app is available on iOS and Android. When photographs of wildlife are uploaded, the iNaturalist community will identify them and more information is provided. In addition, the data collected on the app is used by scientific data repositories to monitor species and their populations. Using iNaturalist is interesting and fun, but our additions also contribute to important biodiversity studies. Win-win! How does iNaturalist work? After downloading…

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