Alice Ferguson Foundation
Alice Ferguson Foundation Grant Summary
The staff of environmental educators at the Alice Ferguson Foundation normally
engages students through in-person, outdoor learning experiences on the
foundation’s historic farm and surrounding area. During the current pandemic
and to keep students safe, lessons with the students must be done online. A key
measurement that students can take involves macroinvertebrates and other
water creatures. Effective viewing of samples can be done with a digital
microscope and students can see microscope images during on-line live lessons.
This grant will supply the microscope and associated equipment to enable on-line
student participation in measurements. Students will then be engaged in data
analysis and their own research projects. This will also prepare students for the
future return to in-person environmental observation.
Grant amount: $956