A DELONG MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER CAN SAY HE'S ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE SCIENCE TEACHERS IN THE NATION.
LARS LONG RECENTLY RECIEVED A TEN-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO STUDY WISCONSIN WILDLIFE.
THE GRANT IS A TOYOTA TAPESTRY GRANT FOR EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION. LONG'S PROGRAM WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO BECOME MORE ENGAGED IN SCIENCE RESEARCH BY PHOTOGRAPHING IT FIRST HAND. THE RESEARCH WILL USE DIGITAL GAME CAMERAS TO ANALYZE WISCONSIN WILDLIFE.
Lars Long - "The students will take the information from the pictures they have, post them on a website, where anybody will be able to see where all the bluebirds this time of year, or where is the natural boundry for coyotes in the state of Wisconsin."
THE DATA GATHERED WILL BE PUT INTO A "NATURE MAPPING SYSTEM", WHICH IS FUNDED BY THE BEAVER CREEK RESERVE AND THE STATE OF WISCONSIN.