Ornithology B/C

User avatar
junexia
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 147
Joined: August 18th, 2009, 10:24 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby junexia » May 16th, 2010, 6:57 pm

yeah, it just means we are allowed two field guides instead of one. which probably means the test will be super hard and will require both people flipping through field guides to finish the station or slide or whatever it is in time. but thats just my opinion. anyway, dont freak out, you will be allowed everything you had at regionals and states, plus an extra field guide! so pick that carefully, cuz you're going to need all the information you can get.
Events for 2011:
Ornithology <3, Fossils, Ecology, Microbe Mission, Dynamic Planet

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 17th, 2010, 1:05 pm

It will probably be tough. Although, last year you were allowed two for A&R, and that test was really easy.
Thanks for your responses, I was pretty worried.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

User avatar
FueL
Member
Member
Posts: 410
Joined: March 7th, 2010, 12:53 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: WMHS

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » May 17th, 2010, 1:13 pm

Don't forget to study these for nats. They were on our states test, and we would've been dead if I hadn't randomly looked it up the day before as last-minute cramming. :d
ornithology, forestry, entomology, triple E, green generation, water quality, dynamic planet (lakes & rivers), awesome aquifers, meteorology, robot arm, write it do it. :)
A cone of depression occurs when you drop your scoop of ice cream on the ground on a hot summer day.

User avatar
junexia
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 147
Joined: August 18th, 2009, 10:24 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby junexia » May 17th, 2010, 1:42 pm

wow i was just looking that up! thanks for posting it though, there was a lot on there that i didnt find.
Events for 2011:
Ornithology <3, Fossils, Ecology, Microbe Mission, Dynamic Planet

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 17th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Yeah, I've seen that stuff before. I used that website.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

User avatar
amerikestrel
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 606
Joined: August 17th, 2009, 7:10 am
Division: C
State: PA
Location: SCAHS

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 22nd, 2010, 11:17 am

I just saw two emus on the side of the road. :D :geek:

EDIT: What was the nats test like?????????????

Also, time to start talking about next year! This event would be perfect if they:

1. Allowed us binders
2. Shortened the list (just a little bit!)
Not competing in the 2011-12 season.
2011 B division PA State Ornithology and Fossils champ!
Medal count: 14

User avatar
FueL
Member
Member
Posts: 410
Joined: March 7th, 2010, 12:53 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: WMHS

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » May 22nd, 2010, 10:28 pm

Hrm, next year. Do you think there will be any major changes to the list/rules? Also, I'd like to know what the Nats test was like. ;D
ornithology, forestry, entomology, triple E, green generation, water quality, dynamic planet (lakes & rivers), awesome aquifers, meteorology, robot arm, write it do it. :)
A cone of depression occurs when you drop your scoop of ice cream on the ground on a hot summer day.

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 23rd, 2010, 3:33 pm

Where did you see an emu? I didn't think they were native to Pennsylvania.
I like the length of the list, but I think they should remove some songs and calls.
You're completely right about the binder, however. Two years ago I did Amphibians with a binder, and last year fossils (urgh, conflicts, so not this year) and the binder was a great resource. I didn't need it for fossils, but it was a good backup. I want one for birds.
The National test integrated a lot of ornithology that wasn't identification, so that was good. It had questions on anatomy, which I liked. However, it was unfortunately pretty easy, with very bad vocalizations given.
Either way, 6th place isn't something to sniff at.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

User avatar
FueL
Member
Member
Posts: 410
Joined: March 7th, 2010, 12:53 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: WMHS

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby FueL » May 23rd, 2010, 3:49 pm

Haha yes, congrats on 6th place and welcome back, Naps. :D

The nationals test was pretty easy? How did it compare to the states test? And was there a very short time limit for each station?

I agree, a binder for birds would be heavenly, but I think the list the way it is is fine.
ornithology, forestry, entomology, triple E, green generation, water quality, dynamic planet (lakes & rivers), awesome aquifers, meteorology, robot arm, write it do it. :)
A cone of depression occurs when you drop your scoop of ice cream on the ground on a hot summer day.

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 23rd, 2010, 4:49 pm

The Nationals test was much easier than states, with two minutes per station.
BTW Junexia, did you notice that Booth had interpreted the rules the way I did when I got scared? I remember being so relieved everything was okay.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.


Return to “2010 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest