Merry belated Christmas everyone! We met today again since it's conveniently winter break to continue creating our online educational game. There was considerable debate over how and what to include. The outcome of our meeting:
1. Educational "Choose Your Own Adventure" game that will have various paths players can choose in different situations, one of which will lead to success
2. Knowledge to incorporate at each step might include owl diet, habitat, causes of death, and predators
3. We will be crafting our game using a Webs website
We also started really creating the game today, loading pictures onto the site and drafting some quick information to include and steps.
We have just begun writing articles for publication in both print and online publication. We found out today about our local science journal, CATALYST's article deadline, which is in just a few days. This is an opportunity for spreading the word about burrowing owls across the nation, because CATALYST will be placing this issue on a national publication website for the entire US to see, as well as distributing within our community.
As we mentioned above, the submission deadline is soon, so we've got to work fast to make it in time. We're hoping this article gets the attention of all the local high school students so they will understand the plight of the burrowing owl!