Hello, my name is Ms. Hegarty. Join me as I travel to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Post!

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!


  1. Hi Mrs. Hegarty! Mrs. Saunders here.....
    I am signed on to a computer at school, using a student test account. This proves that your students will be able to post comments on this blog while your away on your exciting expedition. Good luck!

  2. Hello to all. Great first post Mrs. Hegarty!

  3. Have fun Mrs. Hegarty! - Caitlin - Mod 12

  4. Hey Mrs. Hegeraty we all miss you and can't wait for you to get back. I hope you will have a wonderful rest of the time. See you when you get back. Froggy is fine. See you .

    Jessica Zoldowski

  5. I hope your having fun. All the stuff is really interesting.! Can't wait to hear more!!! ~Taylor~Mod 12