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S: S.T.E.M Expedition 2012

BC: Catherine Ryan 2012

FC: S.T.E.M Expedition 2012 | Catherine Ryan

1: Table Of Contents | Student Biography ............................... ........2-3 Scientist in the Field......................................4-5 Geology........................................................ 6-11 Animal Tracking..........................................12-23 Digital Photography.......................................24-51 | 1

2: Catherine Ryan | My name is Catherine Ryan, and I am 11 years old. This coming school year I will be a seventh grader at New Albany Middle School. I live in New Albany. I enjoy playing lacrosse and running cross country. I chose to participate in STEM expeditions because I wanted to learn more about photography, geology, and wildlife tracking. I am really glad I chose this class because it has been a life changing experience. Being a STEM student is hard work, but in the end it is well worth the work considering what I have taken away from the class. I hope I continue to be involved with STEM because the teachers are amazing, and I have learned so much! | Equipment used: Canon Rebel Ti3 | 2

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4: David Clayton-Scientist in the Field | Dave Clayton is a wildlife biologist in Ashland, Oregon. He conducts field studies on fishers, a medium-sized mammal that belongs to the weasel family. He works with U.S Fish and Wildlife. A wildlife biologist is someone who studies or manages wild animals and their habitats. The requirements to become a wildlife biologist are to receive a bachelor's or graduate degree in biology, ecology, zoology, and wildlife management. Another requirement is being able to work indoors and outdoors regardless of weather conditions and in any location. | 4

5: Dave taught us about his research tracking and studying fishers. Fishers belong to the weasel family, and they love to eat porcupines. They live in several different types of habitats, including trees and burrows. The females have a smaller home range compared to the males. Fishers have a beaver fur color, but a rodent type face. | Dave taught us about how he studies the fisher in the field. Wildlife biologists set traps using chicken as bait. Once the fisher is trapped they inject it with a tranquilizer, so they can put a track collar on the fisher. They then release the fisher back in to the wild. They continue studying the fisher with the collar. The collar signals the antenna and is used to locate fisher habitats. The reason they track fishers is because of habitat loss due to forest fires. Dave Clayton is studying how fishers have adapted to habitat loss in order to protect their population in the wild. | 5

6: Geology of Mt.Mazama | Plate tectonics play a huge role in the formation of the Cascade Mountain Range. Plate tectonics is the geologic process associated with almost all volcanic eruptions in the world, except hot spots like Hawaii. The plate tectonic boundary responsible for the formation of the Cascade Mountain range is called a convergent plate boundary. Along a convergent plate boundary, two plates collide. The two colliding plates are the Juan de Fuca plate and the North American plate. When these two plates collide, the denser plate dives under the less dense plate in a process called subduction. | 6

7: Mt.Mazama was at one time the largest volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range. It took 400,000 years to form and built itself up from alternating eruptions of lava and ash. Volcanoes made from eruptions of lava and ash are called stratovolcanoes. A stratovolcano is a steep-sided volcano which commonly forms along convergent plate boundaries. Scientists estimate the elevation of Mount Mazama before its’ last blast was 12,000 feet. | 7

8: Mt.Mazama erupted violently 7,700 years ago. It was the largest eruption in the Cascades in the past million years. The last blast began with a column of ash a mile wide in the sky. The column collapsed in a series of superheated ash flows that covered almost all of southern Oregon. A series of explosive eruptions followed emptying out the magma chamber beneath the volcano. The magma chamber emptied out faster then it could be refilled. Mount Mazama erupted a few different products, including ash, felsic lava, and pumice. The total volume of erupted material was approximately 11 cubic miles. | 8

9: Crater Lake now sits in a caldera where Mount Mazama once stood 7,700 years ago. A caldera is a large volcanic depression created during collapse. The caldera formed in four stages. Mount Mazama collapsed because the magma chamber was emptying faster then it could refill itself. There was nothing left to support the volcano's weight. | 9

10: Time Line - 7,700 years ago Mt. Mazama erupts - Mt.Mazama collapses - Mt.Mazama forms a caldera (crater) - The caldera fills with rain and snow melt - 5,500 years ago Wizard Island forms - Merriam Cone and the Central Platform erupt - No volcanic eruptions in the past 4,800 years - Legislation for Crater Lake National Park is set forth in 1902 | 10

11: Mt.Mazama has had many things happen to it over time before and after the eruption. Mt.Mazama was the tallest volcano in the the Cascade Mountain range towering 12,000 feet high. The eruption 7,700 years ago was the biggest eruption in the U.S, the blast was 420 times Mt. St Helens' eruption in 1980. After the eruption the lake formed and is now 1,949 feet deep. | 11

12: Animal Tracking | Tracking can teach you a lot about the environment. You can track using the impression on the ground, feathers or fur, scat, or your ancestors. Scat can tell you so much about the animal you are studying. The scat tells you what the animal ate, if it was sick, how long the scat has been there, among other things. Scat can tell you if the animal is a carnivore or a herbivore. Carnivore scat is long, and herbivore scat is like little pebbles. Also, carnivore scat sometimes contains bones. Scat can tell you if the animal is sick or not. Scat can also tell you where the animal spent most of their time. Mostly scat can tell you what animal you are tracking. When or if you do find scat be careful if you pick it up because it can possibly carry diseases, For example, never ever pick up raccoon scat because they always carry diseases. Scat can be the best way for a tracker to find an animal besides the track itself. | 12

13: Inaturalist link: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/cryan | 13

14: Oregon Tracking | Observer: Reed Patrick Date: June 20, 2012 Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness Habitat: Hardwood Forest Track Description: bone by a stream, with rodent nibbles on it. | 14

15: Observer: Catherine Ryan Date: June 21, 2012 Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness Habitat: Hardwood Forest Track Description: deer track, has rocks and flowers in it, and is fresh | 15

16: Observer: Catherine Ryan Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness Date: June 21,2012 Habitat: Hardwood Forest Track Description: old track, with rocks and pine needle, has the C shape heel pad | 16

17: Observer: Catherine Ryan Date: June 20, 2012 Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness Habitat: Hardwood Forest Track Description: 15 inches wide, Made at 5 that morning , a Adult Bear. | 17

18: Observer:Catherine Ryan Date: June 21, 2012 Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness Habitat: N/A Track Description: scat, brown, with white spots. | 18

19: Observer: Catherine Ryan Date: June 25, 2012 Location: Deep Water Basin, Swickard Woods Habitat: Woods Track Description: raccoon track, shaped like a human hand. | 19 | Ohio Tracking

20: Observer: Reed Patrick Date: June 25, 2012 Location: Swickard Woods Habitat:Marshes and Waters Track Description: scat, little pebbles, a herbivore. | 20

21: Observer: Catherine Ryan Date: June 25, 2012 Location: Deep Water Basin, Swickard Woods Habitat: Water and Forest Track Description: tail drag, shape like human hand, 5 toes, hind foot. | 21

22: Observer: Sandy Willmore Date: June 25,2012 Location: Northern Swickard Woods Habitat: Forest Track Description: all bones of deer, broken bones, been there for a year and half | 22

23: Observer: Catherine Ryan Date: June 25, 2012 Location: Duck Aviary on NA campus Habitat: Woods Track Description: 3 toes, small heel pad | 23

24: Digital Photography | Favorite 5.....................25-29 Top 25..........................30-47 Panoramic....................48-49 Extension......................50-51 | 24

25: "From Down Here" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 25

26: "My life in pink and green" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 26

27: "A Wicked Life" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 18, 2012 | 27

28: "Mountain Side" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 28

29: "Path to Glory" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 17, 2012 | 29

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31: "No Future" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 17, 2012 | 31

32: "Mini Mountain" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 17, 2012 | 32

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35: "To be Wood" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 19, 2012 | 35

36: "Fence of Wisdom" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 36

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39: "Crooked" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 20, 2012 | 39

40: "Beauty of Fire" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 40

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43: "Sunny Day" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 19, 2012 | 43

44: "Bugs Life" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 21, 2012 | 44

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47: "Ranch House" Catherine Ryan Digital Photograph June 20, 2012 | 47

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49: This photograph is a panoramic of Soda Mountain Wilderness. I see all the mountains, and trees. This is a scenic view. This picture could of been a wider angle. The wider angle would show you more of the view. It could also been zoomed in a little bit further because you see people on the side, when it is supposed to be a scenic view. | 49

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52: - www.biokids.umich.edu - oe.oregonexplorer.info - www.crater.lake.national-park.com - en.wikipedia.org - sneakcat.blogspot.com - www.craterlakeinstitute.com - www.cr.nps.gov - oe.oregonexplorer.info - pubs.usgs.gov | References

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