horny toads

  • How the Project Began
  • Introduction

  • The Project in 2004
  • 2005 Research and Conferences
  • The Project in 2006
  • The Project in 2007
  • Douglas Creek 2008
  • The Project in 2009
  • The Project in 2010 and 2011 included presentations around the state focusing on Literate about Biodiversity
  • 2012 was the last year the farmers brought their data.
  • The 2013 class will identify the best places to find horny toads and visit them. They will also analyze all 14 years of data and produce maps for their farmers.

    Literate about Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity of Waterville Plateau »
  • Biodiversity Blog »
  • Waterville Elementary School
    Adopt-a-Farmer Project

    The Adopt-a-Farmer Project began in 1999 by Diane Petersen's 4th grade and Cathy Nelson's 2nd grade classes. It has continued each year with 4th graders adopting local farmers who report Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi) sightings to their students.

    The website has been updated with new graphs and references to new projects.


    Leapin' Lizards!: Students as Data Collectors
    Toad Tracking

    Through their work in a NatureMapping field project, fourth-grade students from Waterville Elementary School hone their reading, writing, and math skills while making meaningful contributions to science.
    Read the story | Watch the toad tracking video


    NatureMapping Program