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WELCOME TO THE "BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY" DEBATE!
From: Geoffrey Haines-Stiles
Subject: WELCOME TO THE "BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY" DEBATE!
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 10:16:08 -0500
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Welcome, students and lifelong learners of all ages, to the "Backyard
As project director for PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and the LIVE FROM specials,
I'm lucky enough to get to travel to some pretty neat places: camping out on
the ocean ice in Antarctica and listening to seals singing deep below--that
was great! Then, taking a photo at the South Pole, I worried I'd left my
gloves off for too long--a few seconds--and had foolishly given myself
frostbite! Up in the stratosphere, aboard a jet plane converted into a
flying observatory, I marveled at how astronomers managed to make beautiful
images out of tiny shreds of energy. And now, late last year, I got to
travel up the Amazon, to the heart of the largest rainforest on Earth, and
sleep out in the forest--woken from time to time by the eerie sounds of
howler monkeys. ( To find out a little more about that experience, check out
my Journal under the TEAMS section of the LIVE FROM THE RAINFOREST web site:
But I have to say that one of the absolutely coolest things I've experienced
during these 4 years of electronic field trips has been seeing what happens
when students collaborate with each other via the Internet in projects like
THE GREAT PLANET DEBATE (part of LIVE FROM THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE) or
THE PLANET EXPLORER TOOLKIT (during our Mars series.) It's always been
incredibly exciting to see the messages coming in from schools across the
U.S. and--sometimes--from around the world, making suggestions about how to
design an experiment, interacting with each other and their teachers and
with participating scientists and mentors engaged in real world research.
That's what we hope will be happening once again over the next few months.
First we'll consider just what "biodiversity" means, and then we'll enlist
rainforest researchers to tell us all how they survey it. We hope more and
more of you will be working together with us and each other, as the days and
weeks go by... and that you'll see your work, and that of your peers,
featured online and on TV in the 3 LIVE FROM THE RAINFOREST programs.
Welcome aboard... and let's make the "Backyard Biodiversity Survey" fun as
well as informative.
Onward and Upward,
Project Director, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE & the LIVE FROM... specials
"electronic field trips to scientific frontiers"
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