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  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a USDA supported project that aims to better understand the spread of invasive plants in forested parklands that have high conservation value and high levels of public use. There is very little information about this in our region, which makes it difficult for park managers to determine the magnitude of the problem or how to manage it. ... »
  • Date: 01/18/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    To quantify how much of the night sky has been lost to light pollution, students in grades 3-8 compare their backyard view of Orion to six star charts of the constellation with varying limiting magnitudes. Using thousands of observations from across the local community, teams of students from individual schools plot the collective results by ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    DEC conducts the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey annually during the month of August to estimate the average number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide and among major geographic regions of the State. This index allows us to gauge reproductive success in a given year and allows us to predict fall harvest potential. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nature Abounds announces Watch the Wild™, a program where citizen science volunteers observe and report on the “wild” in your community, from trees and plants to weather and wildlife activity. By monitoring the "wild", observations can help us to understand how our eco-systems are changing and aids us in adapting for the future. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    NASA cloud observation project. Ground observation reports are compared to cloud information retrieved from satellite instruments in Earth orbit. Learn how to make and report a cloud observation at the time of a satellite overpass. Observations welcome from any interested observers, especially in places where official weather observations are rare ... »
  • Date: 06/24/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    OPIHI (Our Project in Hawaii’s Intertidal) is a school-based monitoring program of Hawaii’s rocky intertidal where students improve their scientific skills while gathering data in an area that has not been well studied in Hawaii. While taking part in OPIHI, students learn about topics in marine ecology and conservation, species identification, and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a corps of well-trained volunteers conducting natural resource education, citizen science, and stewardship projects in their communities for the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Join us in the search for interstellar dust! In 2006, the Stardust spacecraft returned particles of interstellar dust that originated in distant stars. But before they can be studied, these tiny dust grains will have to be found. This is where you come in! Our volunteers are using an online Virtual Microscope to search for these elusive particles ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Predicting the spread of non-native organisms in the oceans is difficult. Usually there is not enough data on the introduced species over a large enough geographic scale and for a long enough time to develop and test mathematical models. Collecting adequate data takes many people working together to identify a particular species and accurately ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Gardeners visit this site and report what varieties perform well - and not so well - in their gardens. Other gardeners visit to view the variety ratings and read the reviews to decide which might work well for them. The VVfG citizen science project also provides an opportunity for researchers to involve knowledgeable, motivated citizens in ... »

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