Scientists seek to answer questions that nobody knows the answer to. Often, science classrooms solely focus on the information scientists have previously obtained at the expense of teaching students how to use the scientific process. My goal is to introduce students to this process by sharing with them the challenges and rewards of my research. I hope these activities allow students to see science in a new way. Pictured here are some hatchling Red Eared Sliders produced by fertile turtles!.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
25th Year Anniversary
For 25 years, Fred Janzen and his collaborators and students have intensely studied a population of painted turtles on the Mississippi River. Those who have participated in Turtle Camp are now across the country doing great things. On June 1st, we had our 25th year anniversary, drawing former students from across the country to spend a weekend at Turtle Camp. This group of hard-working and dedicated scientists have produced new knowledge about one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. Fred deserves a big Thank You from us all for giving us the opportunity to engage in such interesting research.