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Ectotherm ER: Frogs under the weather!

This is an educational module for middle and early high school age students that contains lessons about the links between climate change, animal physiology, and disease ecology. As part of the module students make and deploy model frogs that collect frog body temperature information from different microhabitats. These data are used by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to validate computer model predictions of amphibian disease outbreaks and their potential impacts on North American amphibian populations.

Project URL: http://www.biology.pitt.edu/k-12-outreach

Geographic Scope: Currently the greater Pittsburgh area, but hoping to expand in the coming years.

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Learning, Measurement, Observation,

Start Date: 2016-09-01

Project Contact: cori.zawacki@pitt.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Climate and weather, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,