About: This weekend-long mini camp will teach young female scientists to use the Student Driven Research methods designed by Headwaters Science Institute.
Location: Monte Bello Open Space Preserve- Black Mountain Backpack Campground
Focal Questions: How does the availability of resources affect populations around Los Altos? How do humans impact the environment around Los Altos?
General Camp outline:
Day 1: Introduction, question asking, and project design
Students will arrive having read pre-program reading. On day 1, students will meet at 9 a.m., set up camp, brainstorm research, and start collecting preliminary data.
Day 2: Data collection and analysis
On day 2, students will collect data and begin graphing their findings, as well as spend some recreational time together in the evening.
Day 3: Finish presentation building and present findings.
On day 3, students will pack up camp, walk back to school, finish their analysis and presentations on computers, and present to a small audience. This is a great experience that mimics the academic presentations required for earning an advanced degree.