JASON Learning

JASON Learning

Science education for the 21st century! Connecting kids to real explorers and real science to motivate interest in STEM fields.

We are a non-profit organization that connects students, in the classroom and out, to real science and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

We embed exciting STEM professionals and cutting-edge research into award-winning, standards-aligned in and out-of-school curricula. Live webcasts connect students with inspirational STEM role models. Student materials include reading selections with read-to-me functionality, inquiry-based labs, videos, and online games. For teachers and informal educators, we provide lesson plans, assessments, and comprehensive professional development programs.

Mission: The JASON Project inspires and educates kids everywhere through real science and exploration.

Wow! This week has flown by. We head home tomorrow but we leave with many new skills. We learned how to identify owls by sound, how to identify tree species, how to map tree species, estimate tree density using a keyhole prism, use a DBH tape to measure tree diameter, search for and inspect tree hollows, use cavity cameras to inspect tree hollows, conduct night owl surveys, set up and take down mist nets in the dark, capture owls using audio lures, estimate canopy cover using a spherical densiometer and how to work in a team! Whew! @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

This is the worlds smallest owl! It is called an Elf Owl. We were very lucky to catch this guy last night. Our second catch was a bat followed by another Western Screech Owl. Both owls had not been caught or tagged before. Once we have an owl we gather data such as weight, sex and use a UV light to look at the wings. The red color in the feather indicates older feathers which help age the owl. Once all the data is collected the owls are released in the exact location where they were caught. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

This afternoon we learned how to insert the camera, the housing printed by a 3D printer, into tree cavities in order to see if there are baby owls inside. There were several sets that we could see. The babies look like they should fledge (develop wing feathers large enough for flight) and leave the nest soon. There were some challenges to mastering the poles and getting the camera into the nests but we got them in there. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

This morning we were trained on how to use tools needed tomorrow to measure distributions and densities of trees in hopes of gathering data that will help how different factors and climate change influence and maybe impact small owls. We literally became free huggers. The tools are a spherical densiometer, used to determine canopy coverage, tape measure for tree diameter and a keyhole prism to determine which trees to measure in a plot. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

Tonight we went out to survey and trap more owls. How do we do that you might ask? First we survey a location by having 3 min. of silence and then playing various calls of the owls with 90 seconds of silence between. If an owl answers we put up the mist net and play more calls for that Owl. The owls are very territorial and will come close trying to scare off the intruder and then fly into our mist net. Tonight we caught the same female twice. After the owls are weighed and banded we let them go. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

This morning and yesterday we took hikes to gather tree samples. This afternoon we are trying to identify what we collected! It is not easy. Our hike this morning was at Barfoot Park, elevation 8500 feet! @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

More photos, thanks to Felicia Aragon, Our field tech, of our Whiskered Screech Owl catch last night. One can never have too many pictures of this cutie! @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

Our other mist net catch last night was a , we think, a Mexican long nosed bat

The rain stopped and we got to go out at night to try our luck at trapping owls! Success! One owl and a bat 🦇! @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

They have five hummingbird feeders that are getting lots of activity! @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

This morning we went on our first hike to sample trees and try out our hiking legs at altitude. We are currently at 5400 feet elevation. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

Our first night trying to catch owls has been delayed. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

The Owl Team is Learning how to set up mist nets. We are at the Southwest Research Station in AZ. @ Southwestern Research Station-SWRS

The Owl team is together and heading to Tucson!

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Connected Storm Sanctuary

How do families, friends, and communities connect to one another when a natural disaster strikes? Students from Tulsa, OK and Milwaukee, WI come up with solutions to create a better storm sanctuary in this Design Thinking Challenge. Read all about it on our blog.

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Live in 5 Minutes - https://jason.org/travis-mcguire

Thank You for your thousands of questions! And see you tomorrow 1pm EST for our last Live Event of the season - with Robot Engineer, Travis McGuire! https://jason.org/travis-mcguire

Last live event of the season! Don’t miss out on Travis McGuire, Robot Engineer. It’s the season of robots and the engineers who love them, folks! Thursday at 1pm : https://jason.org/travis-mcguire

Robots on the high seas! Join us for our last event of our Spring season with Travis McGuire of Transocean! Engineering can take you so many different directions - learn how our STEM role model made his way to working with GIANT robotics. https://www.jason.org/travis-mcguire

Robots on the high seas! Join us for our last event of our Spring season with Travis McGuire of Transocean! Engineering can take you so many different directions - learn how our STEM role model made his way to working with GIANT robotics. https://www.jason.org/travis-mcguire

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Tulsa Elementary Students Participate In 'Day Of Design'

Tulsa Elementary Students Participate in #DayofDesign.
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The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of this year's #DayOfDesign. Thanks to all the Milwaukee Public Schools students who participated in our #USCCStormSanctuary challenge, JASON Learning for their partnership, and to our guest judges from American Red Cross, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, & Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Tune in LIVE to the announcement of the winners of the Molecular Frontiers Journal Competition - SOLUTIONS FOR FUTURE EARTH! Students from all over the country participated in this competition and will be announced LIVE from Stockholm, Sweden. Watch live on our website - https://www.jason.org/molecular-frontiers

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JASON Learning | Keri Bean, Mars Rover Driver

Today! Let's talk Mars and space exploration with Keri Bean! 1pm EST!

jason.org Keri Bean, Mars Rover Driver Live Event: May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US) Keri Bean is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she operates the Mars Rover Curiosity. She is also training lead for the future Mars 2020 rover. She uses her skills as an engineer to explore...

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JASON Learning | Keri Bean, Mars Rover Driver

‪Join us Thurs 1pm & meet @PlanetaryKeri Keri Bean! She drives a rover... on MARS - what a cool career! Send in questions & see you then for some #STEM fun that’s... out of this 🌎. I said it. Not sorry. She drives a car on Mars! https://jason.org/keri-bean‬

jason.org Keri Bean, Mars Rover Driver Live Event: May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US) Keri Bean is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she operates the Mars Rover Curiosity. She is also training lead for the future Mars 2020 rover. She uses her skills as an engineer to explore...

Join us on Thursday & meet Mars Rover Driver and Star Wars Enthusiast, Keri Bean! Read more about her and submit questions before and during the event! https://www.jason.org/keri-bean
Thursday, May 2 at 1pm

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JASON Learning | Molly Curran, Deep Sea Engineer

"Engineering school was extremely challenging and I often find myself facing perplexing problems throughout my work, but when I am on a research vessel in the middle of the ocean off the coast of New Zealand deploying a deep sea robot to explore underwater volcanoes, I think to myself, it was all worth it." - Molly Curran

Join us in talking with Mechanical Engineer Molly Curran - Today at 1pm EST https://www.jason.org/molly-curran

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JASON Learning | Molly Curran, Deep Sea Engineer

Tomorrow in your classroom!
Here’s your plan for the underwater robot builder live event tomorrow :
1) Watch this to prep/psyche-up your students - youtu.be/lwp3pCoyYMU
2)Send or write ??s to ask live
3)Tune in at 1pm EST for Molly Curran jason.org/molly-curran
4)Continue being a rad teacher 👩🏼‍🏫

jason.org Molly Curran, Deep Sea Engineer Live Event: April 25, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US) Molly Curran is an Engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she designs deep sea vehicles and cutting edge technology to explore the ocean. She uses engineering, math, and technological skills to help sci...

Molly Curran - This Week!

Join us LIVE on Thursday and meet Molly Curran - Deep Sea Exporation!
https://www.jason.org/molly-curran
Live Event: April 25, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US)
Molly Curran is an Engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where she designs deep sea vehicles and cutting edge technology to explore the ocean. She uses engineering, math, and technological skills to help scientists access the unexplored and hard to reach areas of our planet.

New Deep-Sea Robot Will Help Us Explore Oceans Throughout the Solar System

Our guest this week is STEM Role Model Molly Curran, Deep Sea Engineer... she makes robots to explore parts unknown in the deep sea, folks! Watch the video below and get excited for this opportunity for students to see there is so much left in the world to explore!! Real chills!!

https://youtu.be/lwp3pCoyYMU

Named for the Ancient Greek god of the Underworld, the Hadal Zone is the pitch-black part of our oceans below 6,000 meters. Now, imagine a fleet of robots ab...

All abooooard the ARGO Math!
Get the inside scoop on our newest curriculum, Argo Math, with an exclusive interview with curriculum development team member, Justin Maffei.
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A STEM career online!! Join in tomorrow for a conversation with @dell Social Media Editor in Chief, Suzanne Doughty! Tap into her creativity at 1pm EST : https://jason.org/suzanne-doughty

How does STEM and Social Media go together? Join us in conversation LIVE on Thursday with Suzanne Doughty! Suzanne is the Social Media Editor in Chief @Dell where she combines technology and communication - tune in to find out about this creative career in STEM!
Live Event: April 4, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US)
Learn more and submit questions before and during the event : https://www.jason.org/suzanne-doughty

Update! Add two new live events to your class calendar! Mars Rover Driver, what?? Deep Sea Engineer, who?! See you on JASON Live! Find out more : https://www.jason.org/live
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Hey! Haley here to invite you to our upcoming event with Suzanne Doughty! Suzanne is the Social Media Editor in Chief at Dell where she combines technology and communication. She manages the top social media accounts with the goal to effectively communicate information on Dell’s products and stories about how people use these technologies. Live Event: April 4, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern (US)

Keep it on your radar: Meteorologist @jefflindner joins JASON Live this week! Thursday, March 21, 1pm EST https://jason.org/jeff-lindner

Teachers : Current Event Lesson Plan Right Here!

A massive chemical fire out of Deer Park, TX has been burning for days, creating a plume of smoke for miles. Students can follow the story and interact LIVE this week with meteorologist Jeff Lindner, who is tracking/predicting the movement and possible impacts of the smoke plume. This is a great opportunity to have students involved and thoughtfully interacting in current events as they unfold.

Meteorologists, other scientists, government groups, private entities and the public are all working together to tackle this problem with health and safety as a number one priority. Students will critically think through this large scale issue with complex parameters, assess the situation from different viewpoints and formulate a plan utilizing all resources to solve the problem with care and humanity.

Live TV Press Conference Updates and some backstory : https://abc13.com/big-deer-park-fire-could-take-2-days-to-burn-out/5202297/

Here's the Lesson Plan :
1. Follow Meteorologist Jeff Lindner on FB or Twitter for real time updates regarding the smoke plume and use this and other news sources for research. https://abc13.com/big-deer-park-fire-could-take-2-days-to-burn-out/5202297/

2. Students evaluate the hazards & health risks associated with smoke and fire from the chemical plant. What kinds of science and technology is being used to monitor these risks?

3. Students evaluate what resources and groups are currently working on the problems.

4. Students formulate a plan to address the issues at hand, keeping health and safety as the priority. How would they decide what to do? Who should they listen to is they were making the decisions? Are there more groups or resources needed?

5. Send any questions for Jeff Lindner & Join in and interact LIVE with him on Thursday at 1pm EST : https://www.jason.org/jeff-lindner

When Hurricane Harvey was pounding Houston, Texas, a hero arose! Meteorologist Jeff Lindner kept the people of Harris County informed in 2017, and now he will do the same for us when JASON Live welcomes this STEM role model on Thursday. Keep it on your radar; tune in on March 21st at 1:00 pm Eastern!
https://www.jason.org/jeff-lindner

Join your Host Haley A Chamberlain Nelson, Producer Melissa Salpietra & Moderator Lauren Ray Burn Live Mar 21 at 1pm EST - asking your questions to STEM Role Model Jeff Lindner, Meteorologist & Dir of Flood Operations in Houston, TX. We love bringing you live science!
Join and ask ?s here : https://jason.org/jeff-lindner

Last night we were lucky to be able to attend one of the Discover Science Lecture Series offered by the University of Nevada Reno. The researcher who gave the lecture was Dr. Karen Lloyed who spoke on “ Microbes in Weird Places” What Life is like deep in the Earth. “ We were also privileged to get to meet her after the lecture.
We were also invited to meet Dr. Mick Hitchcock who noted biomedical researcher who played a key role in developing a groundbreaking HIV drug that provides patients with easier dosing and fewer side effects than its predecessors in addition to having helped develop Tamiflu and other well known medical products

Interesting wasp we found while helping sort. It appears to be a wasp.

360 view of the lab where we are working.

This is a time lapse video taken with a 360 camera the first day Nevada Argonauts were in the field.

This morning we went to a new location to try our luck looking for caterpillars. No luck. Student Argos got to help fly the drone to take photos of some of the juniper trees that we also leaf counted. The highest leaf count was 1.7 million leaves. How did we do that? First we found a small batch of ten then 100 then 1000 and then you could use that as a reference to estimate the rest of the leaves on one tree.

Moving caterpillars onto the prep diets with extracts added.

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