OOS 22-1 - Using the experience from the HJ Andrews Forest Research to develop ecological inquiry research models in the high school classroom

Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 8:00 AM
San Miguel, Albuquerque Convention Center
Sally Kirkpatrick , Gresham-Barlow School District

Research at the HJ Andrews Research forest included leaf litter decomposition, plant and invertebrate diversity and included several high school instructors and research scientists. Comparisons were done between a new growth and old growth forest as well as between five other LTR research sites.

Results/Conclusions Methodologies and modeling used in the research were transferred to the high school students to develop inquiry skills.

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