Michael Gagliardi

Class of 2014Byram Hills High SchoolMentors: MRG Staff, Stan McGuigan Project: Restoration of Locally Threatened Wildflowers to a Post-Agricultural Forest Project Status: Ongoing Project Description: The restoration of wildflowers to a suburban forest is important because there has been substantial change to forest communities in and around Westchester County, NY, which may make the restoration […]

Tim Frankstone

Class of 2014Sleepy Hollow High SchoolMentors: MRG Staff, Bruce Synder (Kansas State University) Project: Boraria stricta — an exotic millipede in the Mianus River Gorge Preserve Project Status: Completed Project Description: Boraria stricta (yellow-spotted millipede), a millipede species native to southern Appalachia, was first observed in the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, in Bedford, NY, in […]

Danielle Andreozzi

Wildlife Tech Class of 2014Yorktown Heights High SchoolMentor: Sheila Saia (Cornell University) Project: Using Hydrological Models to Estimate Water Saturation Potential of Soils in the Mianus Watershed Project Status: Completed Project Description: Watershed modeling requires spatially explicit knowledge of soil moisture.  Drying and weighing soil core samples for percent moisture is the best way to […]

Ellen Thomas

Wildlife Tech Class of 2013Blind Brook High School Project: Do Migratory Songbirds Use Non-Native Plants as Food Sources at Stopover Sites? Project Status: Ongoing Project DescriptionDuring spring and fall migrations, birds will land and forage at important “stopover” points along the way. Rachel Bricklin is a RAP student studying the suitability of different stopover sites […]

Helen Russel

Wildlife Tech Class of 2013Irvington High School Project: Habitat Suitability Analysis for Suburban Coyotes Project Status: Completed Project DescriptionHelen, along with fellow Class of 2013 WTPs Jason Bonet and Anahi Naranjo, is embarking on the largest wildlife study the Gorge has yet undertaken. MRGP researchers are surveying 20+ parks in southern Westchester and NYC to […]

Jason Bonet

Wildlife Tech Class of 2013High School for Environmental Science, NYC Project: Habitat Suitability Analysis for Suburban Coyotes Project Status: Completed Project DescriptionJason, along with fellow Class of 2013 WTPs Anahi Naranjo and Helen Russel, is participating in the largest wildlife study the Gorge has yet undertaken. MRGP researchers, along with researchers from the American Museum […]

Anaji Naranjo

Anahi Naranjo

Wildlife Tech Class of 2013High School for Environmental Science, NYC Project: Habitat Suitability Analysis for Suburban Coyotes Project Status: Completed Project DescriptionAnahi, along with fellow Class of 2013 WTPs Jason Bonet and Helen Russel, is participating in the largest wildlife study the Gorge has yet undertaken. MRGP researchers, along with researchers from the American Museum […]

Miwa Wenzel

Wildlife Tech Class of 2012Yorktown High School Project: Microhabitat Use of Two-Lined Salamanders and the Exotic Millipede Boraria stricta: Evidence of Competition for Space? Project Status: Completed Project Description: Sometime in the last 20 years, the yellow-spotted millipede, Boraria stricta found its way to Bedford from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Here at the Preserve, we […]

Michael Rosenthal

Wildlife Tech Class of 2012John Jay High School Project: Evaluation Passive Methods for Estimating Coyote Density: Will They Work? Project Status: Completed Project Description: Until recently, accurate estimation of animal abundance was thought to only be possible if researchers could mark or otherwise individually identify some portion of the population through time. Recent work by […]

Nate Mortarano

Wildlife Tech Class of 2012Briarcliff High School Project: Investigating Changes in the Mianus River Gorge Songbird Community from 2005 to 2010 Project Status: Completed Project Description: Nate is continuing the songbird survey work begun by Christina Caragine a few years ago. He and his RAP mentor, Rachel Bricklin, has improved upon Christina’s methodology and has […]