We have had some interest in our program and people have been checking out the bulletin board display.
In order to decide where our trap would be set up, we asked each class involved to submit three suitable locations. Then, we compiled the suggestions. Due to common ideas, we had a selection of 5 different locations. We then created ballots and had each grade involved vote for the best location.
Above is a map of our school property and the five locations are indicated by color-coded sticky notes.
We collected the ballots and created a bar graph. Each class had a different coloured ballot. The location decided upon was the the football field.
When we arrived at school this morning, the temperature was 1 degree Celsius. Not very promising for collecting flying insects. We’ll see.
We set up our trap today. Check out our pics. Our local newspaper photographer was there to document the event too. We had the grade 1 and the grade 6 classes come to watch also.
Our Malaise trap is finally here at Shoal Lake School!!! Soon we will be able to test out this amazing project. We are happy to be a part of this program. It arrived on April 6/2015 and we can’t wait to put it up on the 20th. Our class is currently brainstorming ideas to inform the community and our school about this research program.
It is snowing and raining here. Disappointing. We are going to make plans about how to inform our school and community about the program.
We are excited to see the sunshine!! This means that the snow is melting and we will soon need to select an appropriate location for our Malaise trap!