Phytoliths

By , March 12, 2012

The study of phytoliths in clay pots became more understandable as students made their own clay coil pots with white earthenware clay, bisque fired them and then completed a final firing at the campfire during camp. Other exploration to assist students in identifying phytoliths under the microscope were also done using oil based clay and drawing.  We hope to cook in the pots during 2013 camp.

Macrofossils

By , March 12, 2012

  Students worked at FDLTCC lab with LacCore and manoomin teachers  to determine the macro-fossils found in Band Lake. Their poster was presented in Montana at the Geo-Science Alliance Conference and to the leadership on the Fond Du Lac Reservation.

biboon 2012

By , March 11, 2012

Camp participants

biboon 2012 Winter  January through March camps were spent preparing to tell the story of this year’s study of manoomin. LacCore and manoomin worked together to complete three poster which will be presented mid-March in Montana at the Geo-Science Alliance as well as in April to the Fond du Lac Reservation leaders.

Continued study in the FDLTCC lab with LacCore scientists and grad students involving macro-fossils, phytoliths and diatoms. University students worked with manoomin students working on paper engineering 3D constructions and wind power studies.

Diatoms

By , March 9, 2012

  Students spent a good amount of time looking through microscopes identifying diatoms using a key found in Third Lake. Visually the diatoms are quite beautiful. Drawing them also is a good way to remember what to look for under the microscope.

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