During sophomore year I really started to get passionate about insects, mostly due to the creation of LHS Ento, and the purchase of a DSLR camera. But this passion fueled my excitement for learning and lead to some awesome projects. This portfolio starts Sophomore year because during freshman year of High school, while I did do some productive projects and had some career oriented experiences, I did not document much of it, as I was at a different school. Any noteworthy Freshman year projects will be included in this section however.
Getting adjusted to project-based learning was pretty easy for me, as I had been doing before. But I did have to get more organized to manage my workload better. Starting Off my projects were not as extraordinary but they got better as time progressed
This was basically my first project in EDGE. we started by picking one of our ancestors and researching their history, and then we researched the scientific achievements of their time. Finally, we gave a presentation as that ancestor, to sum up our knowledge.I studied merryweather Lewis, and talked about collection of specimens.
National Park research
During this project, I researched the Great sand dunes national park and made a website about it and its importance as a national park. I worked on this project in a group with my friend corvin.
During the EDGE Birds, Bats & Bees project, me and my friend corvin erdos worked on an alternate project. Instead of building a bird, bat, or bee house, we designed a conservation habitat for beetles, which often go overlooked in forest management. The habitat functions off of mycelium, flake soil, and leaf litter to support various types of beetles. However, it was designed with stag, rhinoceros, and ox beetles in mind. For the Project, we also made a book for a SSN (severe special needs) student named Micah Compton. view some aspects of the project below.