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!.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Day 1 & 2: LOTS OF LIZARDS
Dan Warner, David Delaney and I started catching lizards on our islands yesterday. On Day 1 we caught 151 lizards, which is a new record!! We think the lizard populations are probably doing very well! Today is Sunday, and we spent a half-day in the field catching lizards, and are now in to measure and mark all the lizards we have caught so far. It will be a long night with the lizards as we have to measure, weigh, mark, and take tissue samples from all of them!
Check out this video demonstration on how we catch lizards.