Wow Brandon, sounds like a great project. I’ve just got back from a music festival – and have a whole pile of work to get through – but hopefully can get back tomorrow with some ideas.
Since its a school, and I’ve been talking to some local teachers about a similar thing and I’m being introduced to the language of cirriculum, do you have specific items you are hoping to teach – is it focused on the biology? and/or what level of “maker” or “computer science” skills – or is it too early for all of that.
I guess what I’m thinking of is this type of project could be multi-year – an emphasis first on getting something working – Arduinio.cc with simple instrumentation output and primarily lab based testing.
– then project evolution and focusing on refining different parts of the system that could be split into different projects and moving to stream side and longer term monitoring.?