Broader Impacts

How do you get kids excited about science?
Our approach is through a series of hands-on activities that encourage kids to strengthen their observational skills while learning about local wildlife. Targeting middle schoolers and emphasizing the intersection of science and art, our activities guide students through the processes of creating maps, keeping nature journals, and testing hypotheses about animal behavior using camera trap images. These activities help excite a new generation of scientists by teaching fundamental principles of ecology, animal behavior, conservation, and citizen science.

Get your classroom involved!
If you’re interested in learning more about this program or our activities/lesson plans, please contact us.

Intern with us!
Undergraduates at Stony Brook University can apply for a semester-long internship working on this project. Students will earn credit for their participation through ANP 488 (Internship in Biological Anthropology). As an intern, you’ll learn about the natural history of Long Island and gain experience in both field research techniques and educational outreach. Interns will work closely with Dr. Markham and must commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week for one semester. Serious applicants should contact Dr. Markham.