This section will include photos, maps, and audio files students can use to develop
their own "end-of-season" field reports about The Wilds of Madagascar, either
print or multi-media. These reports can be used toward the end of the Online
Adventure to help students learn how to summarize information, demonstrate
their understanding of a particular concept or concepts, or as a basis for
further exploration on a particular topic.
Encourage students to be creative in how they brainstorm, organize, and present
their reports. Students may want to use the field report to summarize the NOVA
expedition, reporting on such topics as where the expedition went, what was
learned, and what students would aim to accomplish on a future expedition.
Other students may want to use the information on this site as a jumping-off
point for a report on a general aspect of the adventure, such as what it is
like to live in Madagascar or what is currently known about the fossa
(pronounced "FOO-sa"). Still other students may choose to focus on a specific
topic, such as what other research is being done worldwide on endangered
animals or how Madagascar's animal and human population has changed over the
past 200 years. Students may want to augment their reports with information
from other Web sites and offline resources.
Students can use only the photos, maps, and audio files included in this
section, and for this purpose only. All other material on this Web site is
copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without the written permission of NOVA
Online. Students can, however, use the essays, articles, and other features on
the Web site as a resource from which to draw information for their reports.
Students should include a bibliography at the end of their report citing all
sources they used.