Congratulations to Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Students
PFTSTA won $10K for New Orleans City Park Volunteer Department in the 2013 BreesDream Super Service Challenge! They won for their CR restoration planting of over 300 bald cypress and nuttall oak trees. Students tagged trees with QSM codes directing viewers to the Couturie Forest Virtual Field Trip Google site maintained by AP Environmental Science students. Other QSM codes direct viewers to Coastal Roots and Picture Post, a site maintained by the University of New Hampshire, that archives panoramic views and satellite images of the PFTSTA site.
To view PFTSTA's Picture Post, go to their Picture Post website. A Picture Post "is an 8-sided platform for taking repeat photographs of the entire landscape and an Up picture of the sky." In PFTSTA's case, they are taking pictures of their restoration site every few months and uploading them to the Picture Post website to record how their restoration trees grow and how their site changes over time.