Since I have received my first funding goal, donations received will be used for supplies and to offset transportation costs to and from intertidal sampling locations (currently paid out of pocket).
If you have an unwanted iPad you wish to donate, please email me!
For this project, I would like to go totally paperless for conducting the in person interviews! An Apple iPad Air (32gig with Wifi) ($599+tax) will allow me to collect and record interview data on site and in real time. Photos and videos also can be taken on the iPad and uploaded seamlessly to my Google drive account for storage. The iPad will also be used for data collection while I am monitoring visitor usage and species biodiversity sampling. This will allow me to save paper and ink. The Lifeproof iPad Case ($129+tax) is waterproof, scratch proof, and drop proof to protect our investment.
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere 12 ($98+tax for both) will be used to blur out visitor faces, for video production and imaging cleanup . Microsoft Suite including Microsoft Access will be purchased for data collection ($198+tax for two years on iPad and MacBook Pro).
Visitor usage sampling supplies for volunteers include pencils, waterproof paper, toner, ink, nylon tote bags and clipboards. Seconds Pro App ($4.99 x 8 volunteers) allows me to create individualized interval timers for my volunteer minions to conduct Visitor activity sampling.
Biodiversity sampling supplies include pvc piping, string, and glue to make quadrats.