With less than a month before my expedition begins, it's time to start posting! I will be leaving on September 24 for New Orleans, to study climate change and caterpillars with Dr. Dyer. The school year starts tomorrow and students begin Wednesday. While this expedition is very exciting, I'm anxious to be blogging and skyping. I have not done this with classes before and am eager to make sure it works. I am currently working on lesson plans to use while I am gone. My students will be leaning about experimental design and considering what makes a good experiment. We will use some examples from Dr. Dyer's lab and field work.
Yesterday, the book I ordered from Amazon.com arrived- Caterpillars of Eastern North America , by David L. Wagner. The variety of colors, sizes, and markings on the caterpillars are amazing. I can"t wait to see them in New Orleans!