Andrews LTER Inspires “lessons in ecology”

Network News Fall 2004, Vol. 17 No. 2

In 2003, New York City high school teacher Lyn Neeley worked with LTER scientist Kari O’Connell collecting data on understory vegetation at the Andrews Forest and assisted with wildfire research as part of the NSF-RET program. The winter of 2003-04, Neeley developed a series of PowerPoint presentations based on work by scientists at Andrews and inspired by Jon Luoma’s book The Hidden Forest. The presentations, entitled The Andrews Forest: lessons in ecology, are part of an ecology unit for 9th and 10th graders and fulfill New York standards for the Living Environment Regents examination. The presentations are available to teachers and others on the Andrews website

-- Kari O’Connell, Director, Andrews Experimental Forest