AW Backyard Jungle Pilot Project
This mission is designed to help you prepare for your expedition in the Amazon - honing your observation skills and introducing you to the Project Noah technology we will be using in the Amazon this summer. Your task is to explore the jungle in your backyard or at your school - snapping photos and making field observations about the biodiversity that inhabits your local ecosystem. Click on the DETAILS TAB BELOW for step by step instructions on how to begin!
Amazon Rainforest Workshops
STEP 1: Sign into Project Noah as a student using the username and password given to you by your group leader. Contact email@example.com if you need help! STEP 2: Check out some of the current postings for the AW Backyard Jungle Mission. STEP 3: Go outside with your camera or mobile phone and snap some photos of wildlife in your backyard or school grounds. Try to get closeups. Take some time to compose your picture - fill the frame with your image. STEP 4: Jot down some notes about the organisms you photograph. Where do they live, how big are they, what are they doing? Be descriptive, use adjectives, give measurements, describe colors and patterns. STEP 5: Upload your photo to the AW Backyard Jungle mission. Try to provide a common name for your organism if possible. (You'll get a prize in the Amazon if you also provide a scientific name!) Use the field notes you jotted down in Step 3 to fill in the text boxes for description, habitat, and notes. Feel free to consult a field guide or on-line references to supplement your personal observations.
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