Appeared September/October 2015
Published in The Maryland Yellowthroat
In Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time GFP graduate and Maryland Zoo animal keeper Carly Barron shares her experiences with the Maryland-based non-profit, Lights Out Baltimore, in monitoring and studying avian window collisions during migration seasons. Lights Out Baltimore's goal is to persuade city officials and community members to employ bird-friendly buildings and light practices which are crucial to the survival of migratory birds.
Appeared February 2016
Published in Science & Children
In Start With a Story GFP student and former student programs coordinator at Lincoln Park Zoo Sarah Dunifon, a school librarian, teachers and elementary students from five Chicago schools collaborated to use technology and a story to bridge STEM into STEAM (STEM + Art = STEAM. The project used the One Book, One Community format to get students to read and discuss The One and Only Ivan, a book written by Katherine Applegate about the true story of silverback gorilla Ivan who was isolated in captivity for 27 years in a shopping mall arcade. Through a cross-curricular collaboration, students were immersed in activities that allowed them to experience and express the natural world around them and to realize the power of friendship and hope.
Our December 2015 AIP and GFP graduates are featured in a number of hometown newspapers and alumni news magazines.
Advanced Inquiry Program
Heather Batts, Colby McElrath, Brittney Weaver, Ali Young, Sharon Garrison and Sara Shanahan, of Littleton, all of Colo., in a Denver Zoo blog
Heather Williams, of Redmond, Wash., in the Redmond-Reporter
Amy Peterson, of Carnation, Wash., in the Snoqualmie Valley Record
Craig Sammetinger, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, in The Lima News
Cecelia Bosma, of Avondale, Ariz., in the West Valley View
Jennifer Emery, of Temecula, Calif., in Valley News
Tessie Goheen, of Bremerton, Wash., in the Kitsap Sun
Faith Hilterbrand, of Hilliard, Ohio, in a Cincinnati Zoo blog
Sean Leugers, of Dublin, Ohio, in the Bishop Hartley High School news
Hilary Blair, of Mesa, Ariz., in the Mesa Independent
Stephanie Alexander, of San Diego, Calif., and Jeff Kepper, of La Jolle, Calif., in the San Diego Zoo Global Academy Newsletter
Global Field Program
Nathan Spriggs, of Waverly, Ohio, in The Pike County News Watchman
Rachel Kingsley, of Volcano, Hawai'i, in the Tribune Herald
Henry Bryant, of Marlborough, Mass., in The MetroWest Daily News
Lauren Drossman, of Sandusky, Ohio, in the Sandusky Register
Abby Harris, of Bowling Green, Ky., in the Simpson County Schools homepages
Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors
Appeared March 2015
Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series
Global Field Program graduate Kathryn McQueen and others examined the Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors. Their findings, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, indicated that sampling of settlement of fiddler crab megalopae onto hog’s hair collectors was dominated by U. pugnax and that future experiments would be needed to examine differences in thigmotaxis and other behavioral differences among the three species.
Appeared January 2015
Published in Science Scope
In Plotting Plants Global Field Program student and teacher Megan Menker involved her middle school students in tracking invasive species in the local community through the use of research, geocaching technology, posters, presentations and out-of-class activities. From beginning to end, the life science unit spanned two weeks of class time, giving students time to engage with the community and gain a greater appreciation for native flora and a heightened awareness of the ecological issues caused by invasive plants in their community.