Videos: How-to

Fallopia Japonica, How To Make a Quadrat & Accessorize a Clipboard

Part 1 of a scientific study of the invasive species, Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed, or false bamboo. This non-native species of Maine was introduced in the 1800s along river banks to cut down erosion. This particular patch has been spreading from yard to yard over the last 17+ years, according to my nextdoor neighbor. This video includes an introduction to the species and a couple How-to spots on making a sampling quadrat and accessorizing a clipboard.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Auburn
School or Organization: 
Auburn School Departmebnt
Species: 
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Resources I used to create this project: 
Sony Cyber-shot 12.1mp, Apple iPad, Apple iMac Desktop, Homemade Quadrat, Clipboard, Tape Measure, Wooden Stakes, String, Flat White Spray Paint, Silver Spray Paint, Wood, Hammer, Hole Punch, Power Drill, Drill Bits, Screw Bit, Screws 1.25", Bolt 2.5", Pencil, Miter Saw, (1) Laminating Sheet.
How should others reference your work?: 
Your username, Project title, Vital Signs Program, Date

How to Save the Woods

A boy named Alex litters and then a boy named Trinin shows him how not to litter.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Wiscasset
School or Organization: 
wiscasset Middle School

How to Walk in the Woods

Project Information
City or Town: 
Wiscasset
School or Organization: 
Wiscasset Middle School

How to do a Scientific Sketch

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
How should others reference your work?: 
our names

How to Search for a Species

The video gives instruction on how to go about searching for your species once you have chosen a Vital Signs mission.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Celastrus orbiculatus

How to Draw an Invasive Species

How to sketch an invaive specise

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Resources I used to create this project: 
Imovie

How to Draw an Invasive Species

I did a video on How to Draw a Scentific Drawing. The invasive species that I picked to draw is a Dandelion.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Habitat: 
Upland - Field

How to Draw an Invasive Species

I sketched the Invasive Species of the sugar maple. I used my phone to record the process of sketching this, I also used iMovie to edit and put together my video.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Acer saccharum
Common name:
Sugar maple
Resources I used to create this project: 
phone, pencil, paper, laptop

How to Use iMovie

How to use iMovie in depth with more effects and options.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School

Vital Signs How to: Take notes on Speices

We showed people how to go out in the field and take notes on whatever species they have. We showed people what pictures they should take to help the scientists at vitalsigns identify your species.We also showed that people will need to take a scientific sketch and everyone with need to know how to take good field notes.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Biddeford
School or Organization: 
Biddeford High School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Acer saccharum
Common name:
Sugar maple
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Resources I used to create this project: 
Mac computer and Camera.
How should others reference your work?: 
dlavallee,Vital Signs How To:Take good field notes, Vital Signs Program, 5/23/13
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