Workshop: The International Long Term Ecological Research network for students
28 Aug, 2012
from 12:05 AM to 11:55 PM
|Where||Glasgow, UK (part of ECCB 2012 conference)|
|Contact Name||Dr Saleit Ron|
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Tutor: Saleit Ron, Head of Education, Ramat Hanadiv, Israel
The International Long Term Ecological Research network (ILTER) enables cooperation between scientists from different countries and facilitates interdisciplinary and comparative studies. At each of the network’s sites data are collected through the use of predetermined protocols. Many of these data are uploaded onto the web and made available to diverse users.
LTER-EDU is an educational project in Israel that offers school students a chance to be partners in a global monitoring effort. The students collect meteorological data and monitor vegetation, arthropods, butterflies, birds and other data. The monitoring takes place at Ramat Hanadiv Nature Park and at the surroundings of schools from all over Israel.
Students collect and upload ecological data onto an educational website, enabling other students to participate in data analysis and to draw conclusions based on all the data gathered.
Long-term climatic-ecological monitoring and cooperation with students who gather data and study their environment in different sites, supports the development of various dimensions of ecological literacy, particularly the temporal and spatial dimensions. Building educational monitoring networks and understanding the complexity of ecological systems may contribute to sharing responsibly for a change.
The LTER-EDU program will be introduced in an innovative and interactive way using the web. Participants will be offered to join the collaborative monitoring effort in their countries.