Thursday, March 09, 2006

bears

I'm heading out Sunday with a group of biologists to relocate endangered Louisiana black bears for an article. I'll be gone for a week, and I would be more excited but I have been too busy to think about it! We will take bears from the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge and relocate to southern Louisiana. It should be very cool, because the momma bears have cubs with them in their dens. I hope to get some great photos.

For those who don't know, I worked on a project studying Alaska's McNeil River grizzlies via remote videocam when I was at Texas A&M a few years ago. I developed a curriculum program for biology students to learn about "Evolution in Action" by asking why grizzlies evolved aggressive behavior. You can see it online here. I developed the website, wrote all the text, and designed the actual curriculum module (which is an interactive Excel file). Some of the video clips were taken from the McNeil River grizzlies.

I'm also trying to get down to the Peruvian Amazon - was supposed to go at the end of March (even got my yellow fever vaccination today) but that may have to be postponed until April. I have some logistics to work out. Lots of cool travel planned in the days ahead, and lots of work keeping me busy!

3 comments:

turtlebella said...

Very cool, indeed. And thanks for linking the "Evolution in Action" - always looking for interesting curriculum ideas.

Sus said...

I am soooo totally honored to know you lady!!! You rock! :)

forgetfulone said...

Wow! You are one impressive, intellectual young woman. How do you do it all? Thanks for posting the pix of the bears. How adorable!