ESP Biography



LINDSAY SPRAGUE, ESP Teacher




Major: Animal Science/Neuroscience

College/Employer: VIPKid

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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Neuroscience for Everyone: Neurophysiology in Splash Fall 17
This class will cover basic principles of neuroscience including organization of the nervous system, neuromodulators, synaptic plasticity, and analyzing data collected during class.


Optogenetics and Neuroscience in Splash Fall 17
Drosophila are a great genetic model organism, and with some cool new technology, we can control them like robots! Optogenetics is useful to study what happens when you activate or deactivate a class of neurons, or an entire motor circuit.


Conserving Lepidoptera - Moths and Butterflies! in Splash Fall 17
Everyone loves butterflies, especially up close and personal! Students learn how to identify host and nectar plants, what butterfly eggs, larvae, and pupal forms look like; how to tell an adult male from a female, and other significant morphological features of various species. The focus of this class is on sustainable conservation of Lepidoptera in all stages, and practical how-to advice for butterfly hunters who have a mystery larvae to identify and rear.


Symbiotic Farming in Splash Fall 17
Cornell has a strong focus on agriculture, and this course seeks to introduce prospective students to the joys of animal science. Learn the function of many of the animals on a typical farm, how they need each other, and how to manage crops and livestock for best yield. There will be live animals present, including a chicken, duck, goose, turkey, rabbit, goat, sheep, and miniature horse. Students with animal fur or dander allergies be advised.


Horses 101 in Splash Fall 17
Horses are majestic creatures who require a lot of respect and patience. Learn all the techniques to work safely around them, as taught by the American Association for Horsemanship Safety. Exercises and demonstrations to position yourself correctly for a secure seat taught on the ground, along with proper grooming and tack placement. Katie the miniature horse will be our demo animal. Students with fur or dander allergies be advised.


Fiber Spinning in Splash Fall 17
Learn how fiber is produced, make a drop spindle, and learn how to spin sheep's wool and angora fiber. Daisy and Delilah the Cornell sheep, and Mr. Peabody the angora rabbit will be present. Those with allergies to pet dander and fur be advised.


Electric Shock! Neurophysiology and recording from neurons in real time in Splash Spring 17
This class will cover basic principles of neuroscience including organization of the nervous system, neuromodulators, synaptic plasticity, and analyzing data collected during class.


Electric Shock! Neuroscience for everyone in Splash Spring 17
This class will cover basic principles of neuroscience including organization of the nervous system, and students will analyze data collected during class.


Optogenetics and Neurobiology in Splash Spring 17
Drosophila are a great genetic model organism, and with some cool new technology, we can control them like robots! Optogenetics is useful to study what happens when you activate or deactivate a class of neurons, or an entire motor circuit.