Tuesday, April 10, 2018

home made field guide post in the WESO Google Blog!!

Question:
You said "home-made" notes are allowed and encouraged to bring to the event. Can you further clarify which types of home-made materials are allowed?
1. Home-made written note
2. Home-made power point slide print out 
3. Home-made print out material
 
Answer: (reposting)
 Feathered Friends Study Guide directions
Making a homemade field guide is not a requirement for Feathered Friends. Instead, making a homemade field guide is intended to help students synthesize information about birds from different sources as a learning exercise. Please note that most questions on the test will be answerable with the information in any field guide.  Students will be able to be competitive without making their own field guide. 
If you do want your students to bring a homemade field guide, please adhere to the following rules.
What is allowed:
·      Hand drawings
·      Hand written text
·      A typed fill-in worksheet layout will be allowed with typed words exclusively for categorizing information: Species, color, wingspan, food, habitat, behavior, etc. The information itself must be hand written. (Northern Cardinal, red, 9.8–12.2 in wingspan, seeds, etc.)
The following external image sources with no text are allowed:
·      Stickers
·      Printed images/photocopy (including images from the internet)
·      Collage from magazines, old encyclopeidas, etc.
What is NOT allowed:
·      Printed text (with the exception of the worksheet layout as mentioned above)
·      Printed websites
·      Electronics of any kind



Question:
Are Feathered Friends competitors allowed to put flags/post-its/bookmarks or otherwise mark the pages of the Peterson or other field guides that refer to the birds on their lists?

Answer:
Yes, " flags/postits/bookmarks or otherwise mark the pages of the Peterson or other field guides that refer to the birds on their lists" are allowed, as long as they aren't typed or generated on a computer.