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Ninnescah Life” is a portal to the plants, animals, and people who live and work in and around the Ninnescah River region of south central Kansas.
The upland prairies, red hills, sand prairies, forested creeks, and river valleys are excellent sites for migrating birds, wildlife, and native flora. The Ninnescah River watershed unites Wichita State University’s Biological Reserves: the Ninnescah Reserve, Sellers Reserve and Gerber Reserve. Wichita States Reserves provide a connection with wildlife and plant life in the region, with the mission of research, teaching, conservation, and public outreach.

Presentation line-up and LAST DAY

Last Comment Author: maryliz.jameson
Post date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 17:15
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Dear Field Ecologists:

For the *last day of Field Ecology*, here is the presentation line-up.  Each team will have a 30-minute slot for their presentation with 10 minutes for transition. We will meet in Hubbard Hall 304.  For your final quiz, you will be evaluating your comrades (last page of the course packet).

9:00-10:15  Course summary

10:30  Dragonfly Protocol

11:10  Forensics Protocol

11:50  Long-term Herpetology Protocol

12:40  Lizard Protocol

1:20  Ninnescah River Fish Protocol

2:00  Pollination Protocol

2:30  Last good-byes!

 

Remember to do the following for the last day.  These items are due at 9am tomorrow.

1) Send me your ppts by 9am.  It the ppt is too large for email, you can send it in a drop-box or bring it on a thumb-drive.  Remember to back-up your presentation in case of a disaster!

2) Include all appendices in your ppt (images, data sheet images) and/or excel spreadsheets that you used to develop graphs. I recommend that you include excel spreadsheets as a separate files as well.

3) Bring your completed evaluation of your co-leader.  This is the next-to-last page of the course packet.  This leadership evaluation is worth 80 points.  

4) You can see how your presentations will be graded in the course packet (near the end of the packet). Information on your presentation is in the syllabus.  Suggestions for your presentation are on BB (under "resources") and there is a presentation for you to emulate on BB (McTaggart Presentation).

See you tomorrow for the grand finale!

Mary Liz

some pictures of skeleton

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Post date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 18:09
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Forensics protocol: upland location

Last Comment Author: maryliz.jameson
Post date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:01
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Great trip to Skeleton Acres near Leon!  Even though it was a cold day (by most July standards, anyway), we managed to collect some forensic insects.  Then we just couldn't resist looking for prairie dogs near the skeleton car!  What a sordid group!!  

Forensics protocol: upland location

Last Comment Author: Dport29
Post date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:01
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Great trip to Skeleton Acres near Leon!  Even though it was a cold day (by most July standards, anyway), we managed to collect some forensic insects.  Then we just couldn't resist looking for prairie dogs near the skeleton car!  What a sordid group!!  

Dragonfly pics: Pond Locality

Last Comment Author: maryliz.jameson
Post date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 15:57
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Here are some images from the dragonfly protocol (permanent pond location). 

skeleton acres

Last Comment Author: maryliz.jameson
Post date: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 23:39
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Forensics lab

Last Comment Author: schuck85
Post date: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:12
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Forensic Insect Lab

Last Comment Author: Madhia
Post date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 23:09
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101 chigger bites

Last Comment Author: REHoffman
Post date: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 23:08
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I turned into a red and white Dalmation after Skeleton Acres with 101 chigger bites EVERYWHERE!!  No need to show you pictures (ugh!).  Who else got chiggers?

Upland Pictures

Last Comment Author: maryliz.jameson
Post date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 21:23
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