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POW – Citizen Science Project Workshop: POW Wolf Research
May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015
PRINCE of WALES ISLAND – CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT WORKSHOP: PRINCE OF WALES WOLF RESEARCH and the ALASKA WILDLIFE CURRICULUM will be held from 5 to 9pm on May 1 and from 8:30am to 5 on May 2 at Craig Middle School. When students get an early start doing “real” science, they begin to see science as a way to examine the world by asking questions. Empowering students to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge also helps them develop a personal, vested interest in science and their community. ADFG and the Southeast Small Schools Math Grant want to get students involved in “real” science. Classes will collect photos using trail cameras, DNA from hair boards, and location data and send the information to ADF&G for analysis. The more information we get, the better we will understand the wolves on Prince of Wales Island. The data that schools collect during the study will also be used in classrooms to teach math, science, social studies, civics, language arts and much more. The combination of field studies, technology, mapping using ArcGIS Online and lessons from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum presented in this workshop will provide teachers with the skills and equipment necessary to take learning to a whole new level. 1 or 2 CE credits through UAA, $100 stipend and research materials paid for by the Southeast Small Schools Math Grant.