Bugscope

Session 2001-031 with Vechij Himdag MashchamakuD Alternative School

Application

The School

School Name Vechij Himdag MashchamakuD Alternative School
School Homepage none
Location Sacaton Arizona , USA
Community Rural
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught earth science, agriculture
Grades Taught 7-9
Number of Students 50

The Project

Project Title Insects of the Gila River Reservation
Insects To Study tarantula, desert ants, desert bees, scorpions, black widows
Project Description We are an agricultural based school trying to preserve/revitalize this area. Very few insect studies have been done on this region. It is reported by a university that the desert bees were declining in population and may be coming back. The children here tend to see these insects as toys to torment. We need to begin cataloging the local species, determining their needs, structure, effects on the environment and their role in the ecosystem.

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? ran across it while searching the web for agriculture resources

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