Aren't Ammonites just the best!

January 11, 2011

Ammonite diet revealed in X-rays

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12127790

 

I Dig Brazil Starts!

September 21, 2010

This Monday was the launch of I Dig Brazil, the third installment in the I Dig Science series! This year’s collaboration between the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) and Global Kids is bigger and better as we transition from a summer camp to a full semester after-school program. While there have been a few growing pains, the teens and facilitators are eager to “dig” in! Teens in Chicago and New York will work collaboratively in Teen Second Life go on a virtual paleontological dig with a team of international scientists in Brazil.

Happy 21st Maria!

September 7, 2010

Happy 21st Birthday to the BEST intern ever! (times infinity)

Opinions on Saving a Virtual Reef

September 2, 2010

Occasionally, in WhyReef, a perturbation is introduced resulting in the reefs degradation. Currently, the North Reef is undergoing a bleaching event and Whyvillians are rallying to Save the Reef. They are given several options to participate and find ways to bring the reef back to a healthy state. One of these actions includes writing articles for the Whyville Times to inspire other Whyvillians.

Life in BioSynC

July 9, 2010

Pachira aquatica

http://www.eol.org/pages/584765

 

Pachira aquatica

GLS 2010

June 28, 2010

This year Audrey Aronowsky, Ken Angielczyk, Johanna Thompson and myself presented at and attended this year’s Games Learning and Society conference in Madison, WI.


WhyReef featured on Spotlight

June 23, 2010

WhyReef has been featured in the MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning!

Field Museum’s Virtual Reef a Hit
Civics Under the Sea: What Happens When Kids Dive in to WhyReef

Make sure to check out both stories!

 

For more videos on the WhyReef project visit our YouTube Channel.

www.youtube.com/WhyReef

I Dig Science featured on Spotlight

June 23, 2010

The I Dig Zambia summer camp (part of the I Dig Science program) was featured on the MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning!

http://spotlight.macfound.org/btr/entry/dig_it_teens_virtual_fossil_dig_...

 

For more videos on the I Dig Science program check out our YouTube channel.

www.youtube.com/idigscience

Worked Example

June 7, 2010

After a long hard labor, our first worked example, on the importance of scientific accuracy in game design, is live!

http://synthesis.eol.org/projects/whyreefexample

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