One Cubic Foot

In May, I’ll be leaving with 14 other students from Allendale Columbia School to go to Madagascar for a few weeks to study in Ranomanfana National Park. We will be studying at the Centre ValBio.  The trip will mostly revolve around a project led by the Seneca Park Zoo, scientists from the Smithsonian, and National Geographic Photographer, David Liittschwager.   The project is called One Cubic Foot. The goal of the project is to see the amount of biodiversity in a cubic foot in any given location. Today, we placed the cube on our school campus in a nearby creek. After about an hour of waiting, we took any organisms we found in the cube and photographed them. This was good practice for what we would be doing in Madagascar.

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Getting dirt from where the cube was resting
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The cubic foot resting in Allens Creek
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An unidentified creature
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Allens Creek Inhabitant
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Newt

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