Hello, my name is Ms. Shin. Join me as I travel to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting Ready!

O.k. this is my first blog/post... ever, so be nice everyone! =)

Now, I will be leaving for New Orleans on Friday September 24, 2010 to study caterpillars and I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous. I don't know much about New Orleans (other than Katrina and the recent oil spill), nor do I know much about caterpillars. However, I am excited to learn everything I can; it is going to be such a wonderful experience for me, my school, and my community!

So, my current problem is, what should I bring? What will the weather/environment be like? What kind of caterpillar should I expect to find? Any ideas... anyone?

34 comments:

  1. hi ms.shin! i hope you have fun on your trip. the thing you need for your trips are some bug sprays and and a little fan. There might be a storm. You should bring a unbrella because you could get wet.

    from Zhitong

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  2. Hi Ms. Shin!
    You must be so excited since your going to New Orleans!Well the weather is gonna be really hot!!!90 degrees ferenhite so i suggest you bring some sunscreen.Also just in case bring a big umbrella.But the most important thing to bring is BUG REPELLENT!!!

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  3. Dear ms. Shin you should wear long dark sleeve shirts, dark pants ,and gloves. You should wear dark things to not get dirty by the dirt.You also have to bring sneakers to not get dirt in your feet. Dont forget the bug repellent to not get mosquitoe bites. The weather will be warm but it also might have thunderstroms so bring in a umbrella. Be careful it will be really muddy since your in a rain forest. Liana (your student)

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  4. Ms.Shin,
    Don't be nervous. It is very interesting and exciting in New Orleans, Loisiana. In New Orleans, it will be 88.2 degrees in New Orleans. There is also a 20% of stormy weather precipitation in New Orleans on Friday. Watch out, Ms. Shin! Just in case, bring an umbrella. There will be a lot of caterpillars in New Orleans. (Ms.Shin, please do not scream in the middle of the forest if a caterpillar lands on you!)

    Jasmine

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  5. Also bring boots just in because there might be mud.And just in case bring a machette cause there will probably be lots of tall grass in your way.
    Well...HAVE FUN!

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  6. Hi Ms.Shin the weather will be sunny I know that because I went on weather.com.When you go there you will need boots so you don't get mud in your shoes because it might be muddy.I hope you will find a lot of diffent kinds of catipillars.HAVE FUN!

    -Mei Lin

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  7. You should bring:
    Thin Clothing because the high of New Orleans Louisiana will be 90° F. Next, should bring boot because the land of the forest will probably will be muckish and marsh like. Also, you should bring bug repellent because bugs like misquitos will be buzzing around your head! Then, you should bring a umbrella in case it rains, there is a 20% chance of precipitation and thunder storms! Lastly, you should bring a LOT of water. Hope you dont get BUGGED out by BUGS!

    -Kingston

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  8. Ms.Shin,
    You need to bring lots of things and know lots of things in New Orleans. In New Orleans, it's around 88 degrees Farenheit, but it'll propbably be more humid in a forest. There is also a 20% chance of storms. Bring in an umbrella and most important, BUG REPELLANT!

    From Derek

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  9. I think you should bring boots(because there must be a lot of water). You should bring a raincoat(because there is a 20% chance it's going to rain and thunderstorm). You should take bug repellent and mosquito nets(because there are a lot of bugs in the rainforest). You should also wear long sleeved shirts(to protect your arms). You should also wear gloves(so you won't get cut, scratched, or bitten).

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  10. You should bring along sleve shirt and a long jean because there could be tine bugs all over you. You should also bring and umbrela for the rain and the heatness there is going to be.I will bring a flashlight it get really dark at night.I almost forgot,try bringing something that will scare those big animal alway.i hope you wont get a heart attack or get scare from anything scary.You might want to bring a bug spray so none of the bugs will bite you or on you.I wish you will have fun.We all wish you luck on this trip. By:Julio Saraiva

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  11. Ms.shin,i think u need to bring a hat because the weather will be very hot!!!

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  12. Well Hi Ms.Shin ua must be really exited its gonna be really hot. It's 90 degrees! u should bring bug sprays!Also i think some bug sprays!!!!!!!!!:) linda zhou

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  13. Hi ms.shin!!!!!!!!

    have fun in New orleans!!bring umbrella because it might be raining!bring boots,long sleeve shirt,gloves,BRING BUG REPELLENT!!bring water to get the energy.it will be 86 degress HOT!make sure to bring small fan!mostly couldy and a STORM on friday!!Have fun in new orleans and rememeber DON"T FREAK OUT!!!! from your student Aileen lau =]

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  14. Hi Ms.Shin!
    You must be exicted on the trip you should bring alot of bug spray because you will get bugs on you skin espcially after it rains.The weather in New Orlean is going to be rainy.Bring alot of food with you because it is going to rain. Good luck on your trip
    From, Franklin Zheng

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  15. Dear Ms. Shin,
    Don't be nervous. New Orleans is very exiting and interesting. The weatheris 88 degrees and 20% OF STORMY PRECIPITATION on Friday. Just in case, bring a umbrella to keep yourself dry. There will be a lot of caterpillars in the forest. (Please don't scream in the middle of the forest if a caterpillar lands on you!) ENJOY YOUR TRIP!

    Jasmine

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  16. I think that you should bring bug repellent,a notepad,for writing caterpillar facts,and the weather is partly cloudy. Mark

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  17. Hi Ms.Shin
    I think that you should bring in a lot of hand sanitizer because there is a lot of germs there and there is a lot of bugs that is going to be on you so you should bring alot of hand sanitizer. Also you should bring bug repelent because there is alot of bugs going on your skin and in your body. Also you should bring an umbrella or a rain coat because the weather in New Orlean is going to be cloudy and it is goin to rain... a lot. You should also bring in long sleeves and long pants because there is a lot of mosqitos there. Also bring in long boots. Well thats about it. Good Luck on your trip>_<
    -Andrew Ng

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  18. Dear Ms. Shin,
    In your trip, I think you should bring a warm jacket just in case since there will be moist dirt in the forest. I checked the weather for you. It will be partly cloudy on friday. Also, you should bring some bug repellent because there will be creepy crawly bugs everywhere. I hope you don't freak out! Enjoy your trip! I want to hear every last detail!

    From, Christina

    P.S. What caterpillars live there? Tell me and blog back!

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  19. Dear Ms.Shin,
    Hope you enjoy your trip and it's going to be hot. Bring a umbrella in case it rains. You"ll need bug sprays to keep bugs away from you and you"ll get alot of bites so be careful

    From Wilson

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  20. ALSO DONT FORGET TO BRING BUG REPPELENT!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy your trip!!!!!!

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  21. HI MS SHIN. BRING TONS OF BUG REPELLENT AND LONG GLOVES AND BOOTS.




    NICOLE

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  22. Hi Ms. Shin,
    and since you are going to New Orleans and it will be very, very, very, very hot so you should also bring a lot of sunscreen with you. Have fun in New Orleans.


    Jonathan

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  23. Ms.Shin,
    Did you know that a lot of New Orleans caterpillars are poisonous? However, they don't usually come out in the forest. There is a caterpillar that lives in New Orleans that is called the puss caterpillar. There is also another type of caterpillar called the buck moth caterpillar. On Saturday, it will be in the high 89 degrees and still has a storm possibility. The news is the same for Sunday. On Monday to October 5th the weather will be warm and full of sunshine. You better watch out on Friday, because a p.m. thunderstorm is now at stake and in 35% chance of thunderstorm weather. Bring extra coats, pants, sun screen, insect repellent, and a extra immense umbrella just in case for the thunderstorm to actually happens.

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU, MS. SHIN AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!

    Jasmine

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  24. Ms.Shin
    you will have to also bring an umbrella and sun screen just in case it gets really hot or when it rains. I hope you should bring different kinds of cloths just in case the temperture drops low. Also if you leave at night just bring a flashlight. You should bring a notepad for writing down facts about caterpillar.Be sure to write down a few kinds of caterpillar that lives in New- Orleans. Your student,
    Franklin Zheng

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  25. Katie said...

    Hi!Ms shin!You should bring a umbrallar because Because it might rain.I think you need to bring a Sunscreen maybe the weather will be hot.

    Have fun in New Orleans,Ms.shin.
    Your student:Katie

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  26. HI!MS.SHIN.I THINK YOU SHOULD BRING
    BUG REPELLENT,UMBRELLA,SUNSCREEN AND HAT.BECAUSE MAYBE IT WILL RAIN.
    HAVE FUN IN NEW ORLEAN.

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  27. Derek says: Make sure to bring all that stuff everyone else alredy listed. Oh yeah, I wonder how heavy the bag you will use to bring all those things is. HAVE A HAPPY TRIP!=D

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  28. Ms Shin
    I recommend you to bring a hat just in case because it might get sunny and it might block your skin if you wear a hat. Also i recommend you to bring a note pad because when you write down the notes you might tell the class what you experienced and what kind of caterpillars there are. So i think you should also bring a lot of water when you are in the forest or in the jungle. Also you should bring a lot of snacks on the way because you might get hungry and eat your snacks. Have fun on your research.
    -Andrew

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  29. i think that u should bring an umbrella since it will rain,long sleves,and gloves so that u won;t get bitten by bugs.make sure u bring some bug spray!

    darren

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  30. hey Mrs.shin ! I just forgot to post and i just wanted to say good luck !!! =)

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  31. hey ms.shin you should bring long sleeve shirts, a rain jacket, boots, a hat, and.....BUG REPELLENT!!!!!!!!! It will be 85 degrees in New Orleans, so drink plenty of water. Plus, there will be lots of rain!!!!! HAVE FUN IN NEW ORLEANS MS.SHIN!!!!!!!

    your student, ariel :)

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  32. Hi Ms.Shin!
    You should bring long sleeve shirts, a rain jacket, an umbrella, water, a hat.....and BUG REPELLENT!!!!!!!!!! It will be 85 degrees in New Orleans, so drink plenty of water!!!!! Plus, it will be very rainy!!!!! HAVE FUN IN NEW ORLEANS!!!!!!
    your student, Ariel :)

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  33. i think you should learn some new things and be safe also.wish u good luck for reaching your goal.have fun!

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  34. Hi Ms.Shin the thread legged spider looks so cool if I was there and i didn't see that and somthing was climbing on me I would say wat it that climbing on me and someone that somthing was on me they would probley say there is a spider on you.I can't wait until you come back have fun with the three days you have left.I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!! from your student mei lin

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