To add value for its member teachers, Montana JASON commissioned a science mystery that linked (1) a setting that could pass for Montana with (2) the Louisiana wetlands (the focus of JASON's 2005 program). "Strange Dead Bird" accomplishes this with a mystery centered on a dead migratory bird and adds (3) a hot contemporary science issue - the West Nile Virus.
WRITERGUY WAS HIRED AS:
freelance creative director and writer
STORY TYPE: online interactive science
HIS MISSION WAS TO:
create a fun story with gameplay that challenges middle schoolers to 'think like a scientist'
HIS CLIENT: Burns Telecom Center for Montana JASON
BEGIN THE SCIENCE MYSTERY:
"STRANGE DEAD BIRD"
ABOUT SCIENCE MYSTERIES