21 March 2011

I don't think I need to post anything more than this picture. I am so proud of the student body at Groton middle and high school.

16 March 2011

Bill stopped by to add to our Voicethread. Check it out and add to the project!

14 March 2011

Today we examined the contents of owl pellets. We found a good diversity of small mammals but no birds like we've seen in previous years.

12 March 2011

YOUTH POWER SUMMIT | April 9 | Ithaca NY

On April 9, over 100 students and youth across Central New York will converge in Ithaca for the largest-ever regional gathering of young people uniting together for clean energy solutions. The Youth Power Summit will empower young people from every background to join together for clean energy, local food, and social justice in our schools and communities.

• Stand together with young leaders from all backgrounds calling for bold action on clean energy, local food, and social justice
• Get inspired by youth-led efforts that are changing schools and communities across the region
• Share your story and collaborate with youth leaders, educators, and youth supporters
• Get plugged in to emerging campaigns and programs that are making an impact
• Going to Power Shift 2011? Handle logistics and connect with others headed to Washington D.C. for the national Power Shift summit April 15-18


09 March 2011

Today after school, the middle school environmental action club got a special treat. Mr. Rhoads and Andrew brought in a 12lb Northern Pike that Andrew caught ice fishing. We talked about it's habitat and role in nature and examined it's internal anatomy.

08 March 2011

After school today I was invited to go to the new Cornell Biofuels Lab with Sam Y. and Kyle W. This lab focuses on cellulosic ethanol which they derive from the cell walls of Switchgrass. This research is much more promising than ethanol derived from corn. Sam and Kyle are doing their science night project on alternative fuels.

Today we kicked off the vertebrate unit with our frog anatomy lab. Here, Chris and Cody prepare their group's frog for analysis.

01 March 2011

Today was the highlight of the invertebrate chapter - the earthworm dissection. It went well and all classes proved they can handle the additional responsibilities that go with the next dissection.