I ran across Project Noah yesterday, and thought it was such a great use of available technology. At first I thought I’d put it in the Education category but on more thought this morning I’m going to do away with the Education category – or at least call it something else. Because as great as a tool like Project Noah is – tracking species sightings using Google maps and smartphones – as good as that would be for a school it’s just as good for you and me. In fact most things billed as good educational tools are good for you and me – after all I don’t ever want to stop learning, and if you’re here you probably don’t either.
I did send the link to a biology teacher I know, he wrote back that he loved the idea and would be using it in his classes this year. I will have to keep up on how that works for him.
My friend Tom got a call from his sister the other day, very excited she was about a butterfly identified as a Giant Swallowtail. She lives down in Southern Vermont and this butterfly is very unusual that far north. Tom was able to tell her that while rare, the Giant Swallowtails have been moving further North in the last few years.