Summer is ending. The 2011 research teams involved in our Driven to Discover project are wrapping up their environmental monitoring and inquiry projects. Many of the youth members of these teams will participate in our annual Research Summit to describe the results of their scientific studies.
Deep in the winter and long before these students started their work, however, a few of our project team members delivered a web-based project orientation/training for staff at the Conserve School. You can learn more about this training on the Conserve School blog.
Conserve School served as a pilot site for the project Phase 2 - teacher/volunteer-led research teams with remote scientific support from our project team. Starting next year, the Driven to Discover team will train more adult leaders to lead similar programs. The experiences of Conserve School staff will help us improve training and support for our new adult leaders.