Friends of Arlington's Great Meadows (in Lexington) - FoAGM

Education Team Plan (4/22/02)

Education Team Members

 To be completed later

Short-term Tasks (0 6 months)

Priority

Task

People Responsible

Walks

1

Woodcock walk, to be held 4/19, weather permitting. Rain date 4/20.(for FoAGM members)
Andrea and Sandra will go out one evening shortly before the walk to verify that the woodcock(s) are still there.

 

2

Biodiversity Days walk, to be held Sunday 6/2. (for general public)
A public walk held as part of the EOEA Biodiversity Days program. A survey of plants and animals commonly found in the Great Meadow. Tentative.

 

3

Monthly walks on various topics, such as wildflowers, birds, geology, and invasive plants.  (for general public)

 

Events  - Most of these will use the same materials, maps, photos and other information about Arlington's Great Meadows. They will give us an opportunity to publicize AGM, for the purpose of increasing our
visibility and recruiting volunteers.

5

May 11 Herring Run, MRWA, at Mystic Lakes Dam
Information table, display poster

 

6

May ?? Lexington Discovery days
Information table (share with the CLC), display poster

 

7

May ?? East Village Fair (Lexington)
Information table, display poster

 

8

September 14? Arlington Town Day
Information table, display poster

 


 
Medium-term Tasks (6 - 12 months)

Priority

Task

People Responsible

1

Research history of AGM

 

2

Scout trips

 

3

Bird counts (like Christmas bird count)

 

4

Check re/ interest of Arlington Public Schools in using AGM as an
educational resource

 

5

Teacher training

 

6

Involve students in invasive plant control

 

7

Enlist speakers for meetings or walks (Jack Johnson?)

 


Long-term Tasks (Greater than 12 months)

Priority

Task

People Responsible

1

Information kiosk (with resources committee?)

 

2

Maps and guides available at site

 

3

Updated guide to AGM, based on CLC guide with revisions  and additions

Sandra and her students

4

Create Field Activity kits for E Lexington library, maybe schools also

 

5

Assemble technical material concerning the impact of development at AGM

 

6

Develop "content" for website use

 

7

Make an orienteering map of AGM

 

8

Vernal pool program

 

 


Tasks Organized by Type

  The following list organizes all of the Education Team tasks shown above into related activities, so that we have an overview all of the things that we want to accomplish in a particular area:

Walks

  1. Woodcock walk
  2. Biodiversity Days walk
  3. Monthly walks on various topics

Events

  1. May 11 Herring Run, MRWA, at Mystic Lakes Dam Information table, display poster
  2. May ?? Lexington Discovery days Information table (share with the CLC), display poster
  3. May ?? East Village Fair (Lexington) Information table, display poster
  4. September 14? Arlington Town Day Information table, display poster

Education

  1. Research history of AGM
  2. Scout trips
  3. Check re/ interest of Arlington Public Schools in using AGM as an educational resource
  4. Teacher training
  5. Involve students in invasive plant control
  6. Enlist speakers for meetings or walks (Jack Johnson?)
  7. Create Field Activity kits for E Lexington library, maybe schools also

Flora and Fauna

  1. Bird counts (like Christmas bird count)
  2. Vernal pool program

Information Development

  1. Maps and guides available at site
  2. Updated guide to AGM, based on CLC guide with revisions  and additions
  3. Assemble technical material concerning the impact of development at AGM
  4. Information kiosk (with resources committee?)
  5. Develop "content" for website use
  6. Make an orienteering map of AGM

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