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2014 Complexity and Modeling Program Schedule

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Time Activity

Sunday, July 13
All events at Groton School
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All students flying much arrive to Logan International Airport between 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
6:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner at Groton School
7:30 p.m. Introduction to the Program – D. Black

Monday, July 14
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Complex Systems - Nick Bennett
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Quantitative Ecology - David Black Conservation Biology and Spatial Dynamics
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. NetLogo Modeling - JP Gonzales, Outdoor Complexity Games
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Langton's Ants Model - Nick Bennett
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. SFI History and Education Programs - Juniper Lovato
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Algorithms in NetLogo, Evolutionary Adaptation
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Debunking peppered Moth
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Evening Session – Ashkaan Presentation on Theoretical Ecology, NetLogo Activities (laboratory)
8:15 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Tuesday, July 15
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Chaos Game
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Field Session 1 - Pollinators and Predators in an Old Field (60 minutes) Presentation: Using Data to Develop a Model (40 minutes)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Game Theory: Attenborough Video: Fighting (20 mins), Animal Behavior and Evolutionary Stable Strategies (15 mins, and Prisoners' Dilemma (25mins)
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Net Logo - Rock-Paper-Scissors and Others
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Evening Session - Game Theory: Wargames
9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Wednesday, July 16 (Laundry Day)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Topics in Complexity: Field Work 2 - Application of fluorescent powders (weather dependent), Pollination Biology (networks, specialists and evolutionary risk), Clips from Attenborough's Life of Plants, and Modeling Complexity
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lorenz Water Wheel
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Evening Session - Optimal Foraging Strategy – Army Ants and Equilibrium Conditions (video and presentation), Check for Pollen Spread (field)
8:45 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Thursday, July 17
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Field Day 3 - Mapping the pollinator networks (45mins), return to lab and build model (generalist and specialist plants and animals)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Modeling with Netlogo
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Modeling Evolution with NetLogo: genetic drift and mutation
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. White Noise Syndrome in Bats
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Check for Pollen Spread (field)
9:00 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Friday, July 18 (Laundry Day)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Aquatic Ecology Field Work (Ashkaan)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Modeling Ecological Systems (Ashkaan)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Modeling Ecological Systems, Evaluate Pollinator Data - Quantifying a System
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Evening Session - Work on Naked Mole Rats Challenge (in Lab)
8:15 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Saturday, July 19
All Day Sleep in and a relaxed brunch at 10 a.m. then Fun day at Groton School or hiking
6:00pm Pizza in Common Room

Sunday, July 20
Morning: Sleep in and a relaxed brunch Afternoon: Time to work on NMR Challenge
4:30p.m. NMR Climb Challenge
Evening Biology in invasion - Burmese pythons, Modeling Population growth in Excel and NetLogo: limiting factors and density dependent growth

Monday, July 21
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Outside - Check Pitfalls - patterns of vertebrate distribution, Classroom - using GIS in conservation biology: blue spotted salamander hybrids, Classroom - Using GIS in NetLogo modeling
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Go Over project initial presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CAMPers prepare project materials for presentation, Project presentations followed by project work time
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Algorithmic Art - Amanda
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Tuesday, July 22
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Work on Projects
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The connections between ecology and history - Robert
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Collaborative Work on Projects - troubleshooting and problem solving
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Work on Projects
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Wednesday, July 23 (Laundry Day)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Work on Projects
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Work on Projects
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Work on Projects
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Thursday, July 24
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Final Project Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Final Project Presentations
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Swimming or field games
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Complete Project Presentations - Farewells
8:15 - 10:30 p.m. Games, work time, or movies
10:30 p.m. Lights out

Friday, July 25
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Shuttle leaves to Logan International Airport
10:00 a.m. Shuttle arrives to Logan International Airport