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BIODIVERSITY TEACHER WORKSHOP AUG 4 - 6, 2008

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BIODIVERSITY WORKSHOPS

huntingtonforestThe ACP was awarded a grant in 2007 by the New York State Biodiversity Research Institute to fund the development of curriculum materials related to biodiversity. A workshop was held in 2007 and a second one in 2008.

Teachers were invited to attend these FREE summer workshop with meals and lodging provided, with the opportunity to create materials to use in their own classroom that address the topic of biodiversity and meet NYS Educational Standards. A stipend is provided upon completion of the project. Workshops were held at Huntington Lodge at the Adirondack Ecological Center in Newcomb.

12 teachers from all over New York State attended the  Aug. 4-6, 2008 workshop and created the challenges below. They are to be field tested in the classroom and examples of student projects will be posted online when they are completed. Check back later to see the results.

Please contact Sandy Bureau for more information.

2008 Summer Workshop: Biodiversity Challenges
To be field tested in classrooms
Why "Hitch-Hiking" can be Dangerous Discover Nature - Activities to Educate Junior Naturalists
The Invasive Species Travel Guide Birds & Biodiversity
Biodiversity Threats Invasive Species in the Adirondacks*
Invasive Species on Trial Genetics & Biodiversity of Aquatic Plants
Beware the Invasion! Space Invaders
How Natives Americans & Colonists used Plants and Animals Tipping the Balance: Tracking the Threat to Biodiversity Posed by Non-native Invasive Species*
Biological Inventory - Indian Lake Nature Trail
Lab Report
  Animal ID
Poster Presentation
Habitat Inventory at Windmill Sites

2007 Summer Workshop: Biodiversity Challenges
photo7347Teachers at Huntington Forest learn about Biodiversity

Six teachers participated in the ACP Biodiversity Workshop in August 2007 and they developed the following "Adirondack Challenges". They are to be field tested in their classrooms. Check back for updates!

 
Seasons of Change: A Plant Inventory Challenge

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Lichens of the Adirondack Forests

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POPULATIONS - Undercurrents & Trends

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Invasive Species of New York State

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Invasive Plants & Water Quality


NY Teacher Article about ACP



For More Information: 
challenge@adkcurriculumproject.org


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