Projects led by Carleton University’s Alfonso Abizaid and a team of researchers based in the Cooke Lab will receive funding as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience program.
Working in Steven Cooke’s lab, a team led by PhD student Jacqueline Chapman has created AquaTrax which will provide a free, curriculum-based resource for teachers focused on migration, ecology and conservation bringing the movement of wild animals into classrooms across Canada. The program will provide educators with:
- An accessible web-based platform and multimedia;
- Lesson plans with real-world data collected by scientists;
- Modules for juniors (Grades 4 to 6), intermediates (Grades 7 to 10), and senior (Grades 11 to 12).