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Grand Teton National Park






2010 - 2011 Projects


Schneckenburger students will again research park animals. This year the students will create narrated slideshows.

Schneckenburger Elementary Student Slideshows










Documents






2010 - 2011 Project Ideas


1. Wildlife in Grand Teton National Park Students will research animals that reside in the park and create podcasts or Photo Stories about the animals.

2. Climate Change in the Grand Teton National Park Students will research climate change in the Grand Teton National Park and its impact on the following areas: science, glaciers, pika, the whitebark pine, the pinebark beetle, in addition to the impact on the student. Students will create a slide show based on the research that will be posted on the Grand Teton website.

Grand Teton National Park Community Partnership Brochure



2009 - 2010 Projects



Project 1 - Wildlife in Grand Teton National Park


2009-2010 Project posted on NPS website: http://www.nps.gov/grte/photosmultimedia/schneck.htm

Schneckenburger Elementary Student Podcasts


Bison

Black Bear

Grey Wolf

Grizzly Bear

Moose

Pronghorn

Students will research identification, signs, biology, habitat, adaptations, and life history of park animals,
including:
  • moose
  • bison
  • wolf
  • pronghorn
  • black bear
  • grizzly bear

Signs: If visitors don't see this animal - what signs might tell them that the animal has been around? Tracks, scat, browsed plants, buried carcass, sounds, etc.

Biology: The basic facts. How tall, how heavy, how many young, how long do they live, how many live in the park, etc.

Life History: Similar to the biology, but more in-depth. What do they eat? Do they have prey/predators? Are they rare or common? How do they raise their young? Are they active in the park year-round? What time of day are they active? How do they move? Do they live in groups or individually? Are they territorial? How do they interact with people? And so on.

After the research is complete, students will create a narrated slide show, using Photo Story, or a similar tool.
The slide shows will be reviewed with Grand Teton National Park personnel and then posted on the park's
website.

Research materials include:
  • Grand Teton National Park DVD and additional hard copy materials (see Betsy Almerico for access to these)
  • Electronic field trip:
http://home.nps.gov/grte/forteachers/onlinegames.htm
  • Sample podcasts:
http://home.nps.gov/grte/photosmultimedia/podcasts.htm
  • Internet
  • Skype interview/discussion with park personnel

Schools

  • Hazel Park, Patrice Ariatti
  • Schneckenburger, Elizabeth Weiter, Linda Ferraro (computer lab), Julie Weber (librarian)




Project 2 - Climate Change in Grand Teton National Park


Students will research climate change in Grand Teton National Park, impacting the following areas:
  • science (what/ why happening in general)
  • glaciers
  • pika
  • whitebark pine/pine bark beetle/grizzly
  • what can YOU do (in park/at home)
A class can select all of the topics, or a subset of these topics.

After the research is complete, students will create a narrated slide show, using Photo Story, or a similar tool.
The slide shows will be reviewed with Grand Teton National Park personnel and then posted on the park's
website.

Research materials include:
  • Grand Teton National Park DVD and additional hard copy materials (see Betsy Almerico for access to these)
  • Electronic field trip:
http://home.nps.gov/grte/forteachers/onlinegames.htm
  • Sample podcasts:
http://home.nps.gov/grte/photosmultimedia/podcasts.htm
  • Internet
  • Skype interview/discussion with park personnel


This project plan attached as Word document:


Contacts

Name
Contact Information
Nick Myers, Moose District Interpretation
Nickolos_Myers@nps.gov
Elizabeth Maki, Moose District Interpretation
elizabeth_maki@nps.gov
Heidi Alexander, JPPSS Instructional Technology Integration Specialist
heidi.alexander@jppss.k12.la.us
Betsy Almerico, Manager, Instructional Technology Integration
marybeth.almerico@jppss.k12.la.us
Sarah Rosedahl, Technology Contsultant
srosedahl@yahoo.com