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Here's what I would say:  there may have been a mis-speak when somebody said 
"Connect".  Clearly, the task says: "Find another community somewhere in the 
world with the same issue and identify any solutions they are working
on.".  While the above may not use the word "connect", it might be 
beneficial from a project perspective to actually talk/email, etc.  However, 
if you would like to just find the other community on the internet and 
research that way, that would probably also be fine.

Personally, I think we are trying to hard to parse the assignment at hand.

Literally, "find" means "find".  It does not mean you have to take a road 
trip, it does not mean you have to talk to the other community.  It just 
means you have to find the info and include it in your project.  In my 
opinion, it would probably be a plus, when presenting the project, to be 
able to say that you actually contacted some resource in the other 
community.

All of that having been said, I am not a judge and I am not a FLL official, 
however, I've coached a couple different teams and I can tell you that it is 
best to do the research as your team sees fit based on their reading of the 
assignment.

Thanks for listening,

Lloyd O'Hara

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bobbie Arbogast" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Another Project Question


>I am still somewhat confused on the project connection.  I have reread the 
>project description on the FLL website... this is exactly what is written 
>on that page:
>
> 1.  Research how climate affects your own community. Identify a problem 
> caused by climate in your area, analyze climate data about the problem, 
> and discover what your community is doing about it. Find another community 
> somewhere in the world with the same issue and identify any solutions they 
> are working on.
>
> Discuss the various ways climate impacts your community and your lives. 
> Look at climate data available for your area as it relates to your climate 
> problem. Consider talking with experts who work in a climate-related 
> profession every day, such as climatologists, farmers, foresters, and 
> community leaders. Then find another community in a different geographical 
> area that is experiencing a similar problem. Consult the FLL Topic Guide 
> for additional project resources.
>
>
> So my question is... where do the words CONNECT with others appear... the 
> above statement states to find another community with the same issue and 
> identify solutions they are working on.  If there is another link that I 
> need to follow to find the words CONNECT with others, please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
> Bobbie
>
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