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.
Appeared November 2015
Published in The Science Teacher
In Hummingbird Citizen Science Global Field Program graduate and teacher Rima Givot helps students make connections in her classroom. Through a citizen science hummingbird project, Givot's students were able to collaborate and experience in real research and critical global environmental issues, such as pollination, habitat fragmentation, and migration.
Appeared Sept. 27, 2015
Published in Today's Pulse | Western Star
Cincinnati Zoo AIP student & teacher Julianne Elder was among two "Teachers honored for environmental work" by the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. Elder, pictured above, focused on pollinator conservation and wetland restoration in her South Lebanon Elementary classroom. Aligning her AIP projects with her master plan and classroom work, Elder used outdoor educational experiences and conservation science to inspire environmental stewardship in her students.
Appeared Aug. 26, 2015
Published in TribLive.com
GFP student Amy Owens is featured in Trib Total Media's TribLive article "North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize" for her travels to Belize where she conducted field work in the rainforest, lived with local families and spent time at a manatee rehabilitation center, jaguar wilderness sanctuary and the Belize Zoo.
Appeared Summer 2015
Published in Pacific Horticulture
In Where are the Butterflies? Creating a Safe Haven for Urban Lepidoptera Woodland Park Zoo AIP student Tracey Byrne outlines eight essential elements for attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects. The process for creating community and backyard gardens is "not as easy as 'Plant it, and They Will Come,'" says Bryne. The key is to ensure plants are available throughout a butterfly’s lifecycle (egg, caterpillar, pupa and butterfly) and that "pruning, weeding, and tidying are done lightly, seasonally, and with extreme care."