Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


This report was prepared for the Smithsonian Institution's Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program (MAB). Our project created lesson plans regarding ecological problems in Gabon and the research of the Smithsonian to mitigate these problems. The report describes the methods used in creating the lesson plans, and an analysis of the structure, content, activities developed, and recommendations for future lesson plans. The implementation of these lesson plans will provide the Gabonese youth awareness of the ecological issues of their country as well as knowledge of Smithsonian Institution research.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts