Category Archive: Citizen Science

Mar 21

The Wetlands’ Devil in Disguise

purple loosestrife in wetland area

A beautiful purple plant has some very ugly effects on many wetland ecosystems—listen up: What do you call a purple alien that’s really tough to get rid of? Purple loosestrife…and it’s no joke. First spotted in the Great Lakes region near Lake Ontario in 1869, this pretty but invasive purple flowering plant takes over wetland …

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Mar 01

Trout in the Classroom

School is in session for these trout: Some students across Pennsylvania are helping raise brook trout in classroom aquariums. And it’s not just a front row seat to the life cycle of the fish. Amidea Daniel of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says the students also learn about water quality through hands-on activities – …

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Feb 13

FISH App

What’s app-ening in your local waterway?: Everyday explorers are now using their smartphones to document what they see in their local waterways. It’s thanks to an app called FISH – or first investigation of stream health. “Anybody any place can use this to track data,” says Kristen Kyler of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center. …

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Feb 07

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states:   We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of …

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Jan 18

Cleveland Grows Its Green Space With People Power

Power to the people…who united to protect hundreds of acres of green space around Cleveland. Get inspired: When the last big plot of open land in Parma, Ohio was slated for development, a group of proactive citizens formed to save the 80-acre stretch of land. And they didn’t stop there! Derek Schafer of the West …

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