Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Today, this old dog starts to learn new tricks. My diabolical master plan is to start practicing technology that I'll use when I travel to Antarctica in January of 2011 as teacher liaison for a research team from Miami University.

I begin with a video-clip from my Flip Cam. It chronicles the first nest-box monitoring expedition on our Perry Schools Bluebird Trail. (Maybe not the very first nest-box expedition. On that one, the student monitor got so overly-excited that he screamed at the top of his lungs when he found eggs. We had to do a little re-training
, and we're going for a "calmer and more serene" session in the video-clip below.l

Speaking of new tricks, no comments about my focusing abilities, please. That's why I'm getting started 6 months early! I want to take photographs and write copy that would make a National Geographic explorer sit up and take notice (or at least appeal to a computer savvy 6th grader!)

This Blog is written for any adventurous soul who loves to explore unknown places. I invite you to join me on my journey -- and if the spirit moves you -- please share your questions, comments and ideas.


  1. Pat,

    I am so excited for you as you prepare for your adventures to Antartica. What an experience you will have and one that you will be telling and "showing" your students for years to come.

    Success for you and your students as a new family moves in to one of your houses.

  2. Thanks for sharing your techno-knowledge!