News, Events, and Announcements
Dave Murcia, from the Wapsi River Environmental Center, brought three raptors—two owls and a falcon. He spoke to students about adaptation of a predator (bird of prey), their habitat, human impact on their environment, and how endangered birds are rescued and reintroduced to the wild.
Feb.9 – Feb. 16 – Celebrating a week of science in the LMC
Speakers for the week:
Friday, Feb. 12 – Dave Murcia from the Wapsi River Environmental Center
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Christine Chandler, Curator from the Putnam Museum
Displays for the month:
Life-size cutout of Darwin (Where we got our Portable Darwin)
Come take a selfie with Darwin!
Evolutionary Chart of Man window display
3 Karpeles Mini Museums
Fossil display on loan from the Putnam Museum on loan until 2/16/16
Rocks and mineral display from WHS Science Dept.
New science books
Selected Websites on Darwin:
Davenport West High School Robotics hosted the FIRST Tech Challenge League Championship. Twenty-five teams from as far as Iowa City converged on West High School on
Saturday, Feb. 6, to compete in the
Championship with hopes of advancing to the State Championship next month in Coralville. The Championship at West would allow only 5 teams to advance to the State Championship. The Mortal Combots won the PTC Design Award and made the robot semi-finals. The Combustible Lemons won the Think Award, 2nd Place Inspire, and were robot runner-up. The Combustible Lemons advanced to the State Tournament in Coralville on March 4th and 5th. Click here to read the article in the Quad City Times.