BioBucs is an ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH & COMPETITIONS TEAM that is focused on developing solutions to make a tangible impact on our environment, society, and world.
FUN FACT: The Cahaba River is the river with the greatest biodiversity in North America. (This river conveniently flows by HHS campus!)
Mapping Trees & Biodiversity
Check out our map for our ongoing project on mapping trees! We have partnered with GLOBE and joined forces with citizen scientists to share our data "with public, government and scientific research institutions and contribute to a better understanding of tree height across our home planet".
Click on each pinpoint to learn about the documented tree! Click here to open the map in a new tab.
Ongoing HHS Campus Projects:
Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations
DNA Barcoding of Cahaba River Biodiversity
Wildlife Cams & Count
Planting Trees on Campus
BioBucs IN THE NEWS
Where Can You See CO2?: Follow the Carbon
"LOST ANTARCTICA: ADVENTURES IN A DISAPPEARING LAND" --- Hoover City Schools
Hosting Dr. James McClintock, endowed university professor of Polar and Marine Biology at UAB, at Hoover High School for a presentation about Climate Change and Antarctica with an audience of 240 people from local high schools and universities
Further Reading --- OP-ED: "Climate Change in Deep South Threatens Children" --- AL.com
Co-authored by Dr. James McClintock and Dr. Paul Erwin (Dean of UAB School of Public Health)
Birmingham Particle Pollution Study (Particle Posse)
"Hoover High School Bio-Bucs: Testing the Air" --- GASP Blogs
"GLOBAL THINKING; LOCAL ISSUES: BIOBUCS BRING HOME 1ST PLACE IN ECO CHALLENGE" --- Hoover City Schools
$2000 Grant from Hoover City Schools Foundation --- Hoover Sun
About the Team
Reid Markland, Abhinav Gullapalli, Carson Perry, Noel Ponder, Navya Gullapalli