Some high school students in Jackson have been getting some hands-on experience with wildlife research.
Two Summit High School math and science classes have been working with a wildlife research institute for the past few months on a mountain lion study. They're going out in the field to refresh batteries and memory cards in several motion-activated cameras hidden and positioned to pick up wildlife activity.
They have been watching the footage and recording observations in a spreadsheet. Students will then try to find meaning in the data.
The idea of the project is about teaching students how to apply science and math lessons to real-world experiences.
Sophomore Alex Howell tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that the project gets teens outdoors and teaches them how to do studies.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com