Journal Issue Showcases Luquillo Schoolyard LTER Research (LUQ)

Network News Fall 2001, Vol. 14 No. 2

Schoolyard LTER news

A special issue of Acta Cientifica, the journal of the association of science teachers in Puerto Rico, features products of research conducted by students supported in part by the Luquillo SLTER program. The funding from this and partnership programs (including UPR Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies and the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry) allows participating schools to receive research equipment and supplies, as well as training of teachers and students in the art of long-term ecological research. Innovative teachers in the program have developed new curricula and original research at the participating high schools, and have formed a network of communication and data sharing, cross-site field trips, and research symposia to present results.

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico presented research equipment and materials purchased for schools participating in the Luquillo Schoolyard LTER, in Aug 2001. Purchase of equipment and materials for the six high schools participating in the Program were provided by State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service and the NSF.