Alice Tackett 2015-2016

Pike County

Alice Tackett 2015-2016

Pike County

Biography

Learning Innovation Grant Recipient

Project Title: Reboot Appalachia: Reviving the Forests of Kentucky with the

Reboot is a computer term used to describe restarting after an error has occurred. Appalachia is in desperate need of revitalization due to the decline of the coal industry and land damage that surface mining left behind. The project will provide resources and a framework for students to explore solutions and develop a plan of action. Students will study the forest ecosystem and the history of the American Chestnut tree. Student teams will research, develop solutions, create and share presentations, build models and educate fellow students using innovative technology skills. They will explore the biological, social and economic impact of reforestation. Students will discover answers to essential ecological questions impacting Central Appalachia as they utilize technology to engage in project-based research.