Hope you all are enjoying your Spring Break. Today was my first full day here in Cherry Hill, Nova Scotia. I am here with two Scientists, 6 other teachers from all over the United States, and one really great lady from Washington D.C.!
We are all staying in an old green house pretty close to the Ocean. We took a 4 mile hike today, and it started snowing at the end of it. No, really. Snow. A lot different from Bayview, San Francisco!
Our goal here is to study the effects of Climate Change on small mammals in Nova Scotia. These mammals include raccoons, deer, porcupines, coyotes, bobcats, minks, and squirrels, among other animals. On our walk we studied their droppings, and used those droppings to identify what type of animals they were. We could tell by what they "left behind", that some ate rabbits (the carnivores), while others mostly had a garden diet.
The hike was awesome, and had ocean views the entire time.
Anyway, I can't wait to learn more here so I can teach you all!