Preliminary:Forestry

Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Cheesy Pie on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:14 am

kjhsscioly wrote:I was digging through a veritable treasure trove of old scioly tests and paper this afternoon (read: 1 meter tall pile of paper :x = large recycle bin filled + filing box worth of old tests :D ). I found the old forestry binder, which wasn't too useful, but I also found many tests, which I will upload later. The most important thing I found was that IL has actually released a very short (50-60 specimen) list of trees to use for state, which is extremely useful. I think the forestry test they gave was not heavily specimen based, but rather more multiple choice.

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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Kokonilly on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:40 am

PacificGoldenPlover wrote:I'm not saying just cramming every stray thing you can find, but just organizing every tree, adding photocopied info from 2 or three books, get some internet information, scan every page before you put it in, etc. Having a well-organized binder and putting as much stuff in as possible are not mutually exclusive.
Our team hasn't even brought a book for fossils, they just put all the pages inside the binder, and they did pretty well also.

Meh, it might just be me, but I'd rather type up stuff than scan. It seems neater, and I prefer that the pages of my binder look very uniform. And I agree; good organization and cramming stuff in isn't exclusive, but I'd rather be able to find everything than have a ton of info and not know what to do with it. But bringing a book is always good too... just in case. Nats was the only competition we actually looked in our book, because we had a bit of extra time. Also, we beat you guys at Fossils at nats :P
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby paleonaps on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:46 am

We didn't look in our book. Also, we beat you guys at Fossils at nats :P
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby Kokonilly on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:53 am

paleonaps wrote:We didn't look in our book. Also, we beat you guys at Fossils at nats :P

Touché, touché. Well, my point about binders still stands, at least.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:32 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:I was digging through a veritable treasure trove of old scioly tests and paper this afternoon (read: 1 meter tall pile of paper :x = large recycle bin filled + filing box worth of old tests :D ). I found the old forestry binder, which wasn't too useful, but I also found many tests, which I will upload later. The most important thing I found was that IL has actually released a very short (50-60 specimen) list of trees to use for state, which is extremely useful. I think the forestry test they gave was not heavily specimen based, but rather more multiple choice.

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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby NYLHVSSO on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:36 pm

Science Olympiad's soinc.org website already has Forestry on their official 2012 list and the page is set up, but with no information. Which means the 2012 Forestry List is coming out soon.
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby tornado guy on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:11 pm

NYLHVSSO wrote:Science Olympiad's soinc.org website already has Forestry on their official 2012 list and the page is set up, but with no information. Which means the 2012 Forestry List is coming out soon.


The official rulebooks come out September 6th. I'm guessing around that time is when the Forestry list will come out..
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:10 pm

ahh....the suspense
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Re: Preliminary:Forestry

Postby JSGandora on Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:07 pm

How are you guys distinguishing the bark? They all look exceedingly similar to each other and some bark looks different on the internet than on the field guide. In fact, there are even different pictures on the internet.

Take for example, the redwood bark:
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It should be much redder than that like this:
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The pine bark is really hard to distinguish between each species. Does anyone have any tips?
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