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Inquiry, Field Methods and Bird Count in Baja


Monday, FEB 10- “Inquiry, Field Methods and Bird Count in Baja, California Sur Mexico”, Andrea Ballinger, Department of Biology, Miami University

Ballinger Andrea Sep14 2013 Fernald Preserve A significant component of the Project Dragonfly Earth Expeditions Global Field Program includes a summer term study abroad course.  Graduate students participate in an inquiry driven framework of learning to acquire field method techniques and knowledge of the ecological area.  Andrea’s particular presentation will include examples of inquiry based learning in action and a bird count at the Rancho San Gregorio, Baja California Sur Mexico. She will present photos and stories from the bird count as well as other stories of inquiry.

Ms. Ballinger is a Miami University graduate student of the Project Dragonfly Earth Expeditions Global Field Program. In June of 2013, Andrea participated in the Field Methods portion of the course in Baja, California Mexico.  While in Mexico she took part in a bird count activity at Rancho San Gregorio an isolated hotspot for desert ecological study.  Presently, her coursework includes an inquiry action project at the Fernald Preserve in Harrison, Ohio and a community action lab on mapping and conservation decision-making.  Prior to entering graduate school, she worked with non-profits in Kauai, Hawaii on conservation projects as a program coordinator.

The attached photo was taken at the Fernald Preserve in Harrison, Ohio by Rick Lisi, President Audubon Society of Ohio while attending a mini-biobliz research station on banding grassland birds conducted by John Dave Russell, Miami University Ornithology Professor, on September 14, 2013.

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